Puna Geothermal Venture

  • NBC Jun 3, 2018

    ‘Firenado' Captured in Kilauea's Volcanic Eruption

    Video of a “firenado” during Kilauea’s volcanic eruption was shared on social media.

  • driver Jun 2, 2018

    Hawaii Volcano Lava Burns 2 Buildings at Geothermal Plant

    Lava has burned down two buildings at a geothermal plant near Hawaii’s erupting Kilauea volcano. A substation and adjacent warehouse that stored a drilling rig at the Puna Geothermal Venture were covered by lava on Wednesday, according to a Thursday statement from Ormat Technologies, the Nevada company that owns the plant. The main access road to the plant has also...

  • Associated Press May 15, 2018

    Does Insurance Cover Volcanos, Worried Hawaii Homeowners Wonder

    Patricia Deter moved from Oregon to Hawaii to be closer to her two daughters, but the Kilauea volcano burned down her home only a month after she bought it. Now Deter and her family, along others who have recently lost homes to the lava-spewing mountain, are on an urgent quest for answers about insurance, desperate to learn whether their coverage...

  • United States May 14, 2018

    New Volcanic Lava Fissure in Hawaii Prompts More Evacuations

    A new volcanic fissure on Hawaii’s Big Island sent gases and lava exploding into the air, prompting officials to issue calls for more evacuations as residents awaited a possible major eruption at Kilauea volcano’s summit. Hawaii County Civil Defense issued an emergency cellphone alert after the fissure was discovered early Sunday morning. The agency said one “unidentified structure” was destroyed...

  • DONALD TRUMP May 13, 2018

    Hawaii Volcano Spawns New Fissure Near Geothermal Plant

    Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano spawned a new lava fissure Saturday, emitting minor lava spatter less than a mile from a geothermal energy plant. The U.S. Geological Survey said 16 fissures have now opened up on the Big Island. The latest arose around 6:45 a.m. about 1 mile (1.6 kilometer) northeast of the last fissure in the Leilani Estates neighborhood. Scientists said...

  • Governor May 11, 2018

    Hawaii Volcano Could Blow Its Top Soon, Hurl Rocks and Ash

    A Hawaii volcano is threatening to blow its top in coming days or weeks after sputtering lava for a week, forcing about 2,000 people to evacuate, destroying two dozen homes and threatening a geothermal plant. Experts fear Kilauea volcano on the Big Island it could hurl ash and boulders the size of refrigerators miles into the air. But scientists say...

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