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Did the volcano affect Pahoa?

PAHOA, Hawaii – Last summer's lava flows from Mount Kilauea destroyed an estimated 700 buildings, covered roads and reshaped the Big Island's coastline. For many residents, the property loss has been compounded by their inability to return home because roads remain covered or blocked by the lava flow.

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Furthermore, what Lava Zone is Pahoa in?

Lava flows are most likely to travel in this direction because the ground slopes downhill from the rift zone to the ocean. The area north of the lower east rift zone, which includes Pahoa, is also in Zone 2.

Also, what did the Kilauea Volcano destroy? On April 30, the Pu'u 'O'o crater on Hawaii's Kilauea volcano, suddenly collapsed. It was the starting point for the volcano's monthslong eruption, which went on to produce 320,000 Olympic-sized swimming pools' worth of lava that transformed the landscape and ultimately destroyed 700 homes.

Similarly, what areas of the Big Island are affected by the volcano?

“None of the Hawaiian Islands are affected by Kīlauea volcano except a remote area on the island of Hawaii's east side and the Kīlauea Summit. Out of the island's 4,028 square miles, only a remote area of less than 10 square miles is affected – Leilani Estates and Lanipuna Gardens Subdivisions in Puna.

How much of Hawaii was affected by volcano?

Only 1 percent of the Big Island's 4,028 square miles has been affected by the volcano's lava flow, and the two main airports have remained open, yet some tourists have canceled or delayed plans to visit this summer and fall.

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