HAWAII’S Kilauea volcano has been erupting for more than two months and is showing no sign of slowing down.
Continued lava flows, earthquakes and slumping caused by Kilauea have devastated Hawaii’s Big Island.
Some 6,100 acres have been covered in lava according to the United States Geological Survey, including areas where homes once stood.
The latest official number of houses that have been destroyed since the eruption began was 700, however as the eruption continues this number will continue to rise.
An aerial view of a flow of lava moves to the doorsteps of the Puna Geothermal Venture facility after a new fissure eruption within Leilani Estates sending a fast moving flow of lava began to consume homes and property, near Pahoa, Hawaii
Lava is seen coming from a fissure in Leilani Estates subdivision on Hawaii's Big Island
Channelized lava emerges on Kilauea Volcano's lower East Rift Zone on Hawaii. The USGS said on its website that "a fast-moving pahoehoe lava flow that emerged from fissure 20 continues to flow southeast," with the quickest of three "lobes" progressing at 230 yards (210 meters) per hour.
Kilauea has opened 14 lava-and-gas spewing fissures in total