Hawaiian volcanic lava covers over 2000 acres of land

GETTY Kilauea has destroyed more than 80 buildings

"We're going to have to say no, that's not safe", the agency's volcanos account replied Monday, saying if the vent was belching volcanic gases, such as sulfur dioxide or hydrogen sulfide, the roasted marshmallows "would taste bad".

This animated image shows the lava flows from the Kilauea Volcano in the Leilani Estates neighborhood of Hawaii's Big Island on May 23, 2018.

The United States Geological Survey (USGS) flew in the area Sunday night and used infrared to determine where people were located.

In the lower East Rift Zone (LERZ) fissure system, the area of Leilani Estates and Lanipuna Gardens was the scene vigorous eruption of lava also throughout Monday 28 May.

"The flow from fissures 21 and seven was widening and advancing", said Janet Snyder, a spokeswoman for the County of Hawaii.

Operator Ormat Technologies Inc last week said there was no above-ground damage to the plant but it would have to wait until the situation stabilised to assess the impact of earthquakes and lava flows.

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Hawaiii County Civil Defense said lava had reached the Puna Geothermal Venture Plant, covering a well.

A series of summit explosions on Saturday spewed ash from Kilauea volcano up to 11,000ft and dusted communities to the south-west, the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory said.

At least 82 homes have been destroyed in the southeastern corner of Big Island and about 2,000 people have been ordered evacuated since Kilauea began erupting on May 3.

The lava is flowing from about two dozen fissures, the first of which opened more than three weeks ago.

Hawaii's Kilauea volcano generated a fast-moving lava flow that shut down a major road on Tuesday, leaving only one way out of the area and spurring a new round of evacuation orders.

The agency warned that ash was drifting northwest and liable to affect anyone in the summit area.

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