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Incredible images show devastating lava flows from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano which wiped out 'hundreds' of houses in just ONE night - including Big Island mayor's home

HANNAH PARRY and HANNAH MOORE FOR DAILYMAIL

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6-5-18

  • Aerial images show the destruction caused by lava flows which poured into Kapoho Beach Lots and Vacationland in Hawaii on Monday night
  • At least 159 homes were wiped out overnight, while local experts say the number could be in the hundreds
  • They include the vacation home of Hawaii County Mayor Harry Kim who was is 'very depressed' over the loss 
  • Figure more than doubles the 117 confirmed homes destroyed since Kilauea volcano began erupting May 3
  • Brave tourists were seen meters from the point where Kilauea's lava met the Pacific Ocean
  • When lava and seawater meet it creates laze, a toxic smoke filled with small particles of glass
  • A safety zone of 300m has been put in place, but some contractors can go closer with special waivers
  • An earthquake on Tuesday morning sent ash from the volcano flying one mile into the air 
  • Kilauea has been erupting for more than a month and has seen thousands evacuated from their homes
  • Lava from the volcano has destroyed 176 structures on Big Island and blackened vast amounts of land

 

Aerial images of Hawaii captured the devastating lava flows from the Kilauea volcano which destroyed hundreds of homes in one night, including the Big Island county mayor's second home.

Hawaii County Mayor Harry Kim's home was among the at least 159 houses in Kapoho Beach Lots and Vacationland wiped out by lava flows on Monday night.

But Janet Snyder, a spokeswoman for Hawaii County on the Big Island, said they believe the number could be much higher - in the hundreds. The mass destruction in one night more than doubles the 117 confirmed homes that have been destroyed since Hawaii's Kilauea volcano began erupting May 3 - making it the most destructive day since the eruption began.

'Harry had a premonition this was going to happen,' she told the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. 'Vacationland is almost totally destroyed.' 

Several homes were still ablaze on Tuesday after lave flows destroyed  hundreds of properties in the Kapoho area, east of Pahoa, during ongoing eruptions of the Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii 

Several homes were still ablaze on Tuesday after lave flows destroyed  hundreds of properties in the Kapoho area, east of Pahoa, during ongoing eruptions of the Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii 

Aerial images captured the devastating lava flows from the Kilauea volcano which destroyed hundreds of homes in one night, including the Big Island county mayor's second home

Aerial images captured the devastating lava flows from the Kilauea volcano which destroyed hundreds of homes in one night, including the Big Island county mayor's second home

Lava erupts in Leilani Estates during ongoing eruptions of the Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii, on Tuesday, after tearing through the islands 

Lava erupts in Leilani Estates during ongoing eruptions of the Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii, on Tuesday, after tearing through the islands 

The  eruptions have been spewing molten lava, ash clouds and tiny particles of glass as the lava flows reached the sea

The eruptions have been spewing molten lava, ash clouds and tiny particles of glass as the lava flows reached the sea

 

Lava flows across a highway on the outskirts of Pahoa during ongoing eruptions of the Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii 

Lava flows across a highway on the outskirts of Pahoa during ongoing eruptions of the Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii 

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