KILAUEA’S ongoing eruption is said to have been one of the most destructive in modern times and the destruction has reached catastrophic levels as lava continues to ooze out of fissures. These pictures show how the landscape of Hawaii has changed since the devastating eruption.
The destruction caused by Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano can be judged by the number of homes destroyed by the red-hot lava continuously oozing out of fissures on the Big Island.
The latest estimates 600 homes have been consumed by the volcano, far surpassing the 215 buildings destroyed during a 30 year eruption cycle which began in 1983.
Latest lava flows completely destroyed an area called Vacationland, with the total number of homes destroyed from the volcano hovering at around 400.
Hawaii County Mayor Harry Kim told a briefing with emergency responders at the Hawaii County Civil Defense building: “Its hurts like hell.