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Surface lava advances 200 yards since Saturday

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PUNA, BIG ISLAND (HawaiiNewsNow) -


[Update 9/7/14]


A flyover on Sunday morning shows that lava from Kilauea is still slowly advancing.

The surface flow has moved about 200 yards to the north since Saturday. 

According to Hawaii County Civil Defense, there's also activity underground. 

The surface flow, with three breakouts is roughly eight-tenths of a mile up slope of the Wao Kele O Puna forest reserve. 

There's no evacuation order but families in Kaohe Homesteads have been warned to be ready.

[Original story]

On the Big Island, a flyover on Saturday morning revealed that the slow-moving surface lava has advanced roughly 50 yards since Friday.

The flow, which has split off into three fingers is about eight-tenths of a mile from the Wao Kele O Puna forest reserve.

Steam plumes coming from the crack system indicate more activity below the surface.

There's no immediate threat to neighborhoods, but families in Kaohe Homesteads are on alert. 

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