Official count of homes destroyed hits 700

  • Multiple ocean entries were active Sunday morning, each contributing to the prominent "laze" plume above the area. Lava moves from the open channel through the molten core of the broad ‘a‘ā flow field to the ocean. Kapoho Crater is at middle right of photo. (U.S. Geological Survey/Special to West Hawaii Today)
  • Lava still oozes Sunday from the northern edge of the ‘a‘a flow near the lighthouse at Cape Kumukahi (upper right). Smoke from burning vegetation marks location of lava oozeouts. View is toward the northeast. (U.S. Geological Survey/Special to West Hawaii Today)

HILO — The official tally of homes destroyed by lava from the eruption of Kilauea volcano that started May 3 is now 700.