As of June 10, Kilauea's Fissure 8 continued to spew lava up to 180 feet into the air, according to USGS. There were two small blasts Monday, including one after a magnitude-5.4 natural disaster, scientists said.
The Kapoho home was one of hundreds that have been charred by the massive lava flow coming from Fissure 8 on Hawaii's Big Island over the last few days.
Hawaii County Civil Defense agency officials are allowing residents with official credentials to enter Leilani Estates.
The lava is also flowing into the ocean, where it has created about 200 acres of new land, while also releasing risky gas plumes and causing explosions as the molten rock hits the cold water. There's no way to know when the eruption will end or if more lava-spewing vents will open, according to USGS scientists. "The lava flow is contained within a channel flowing to the ocean with only minor outflows". Venturing too close to an ocean entry on land or the ocean exposes you to flying debris from sudden explosive interaction between lava and water.
"When waves splash onto molten lava, they "explode" in a cloud of steam, hot water and tephra (molten splatter) called a 'tephra jet, '" the USGS wrote on Facebook.
At Kilauea's summit, there continue to be explosions that shoot plumes of ash into the sky.
The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory warned residents to avoid the ocean entry area, as it continued to produce large plumes of lava.
"Just a few days ago Kapoho Bay was a attractive vacation destination, filled with vacation homes, lovely beaches and clear water", Forbes wrote last week. To date, the lava has destroyed more than 600 homes.