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Lava flow ignites and burns a building near Kalapana, Hawaii.

1990 (approx.)

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Lava flows from the Pu‘u‘ō‘ō eruption entered the town of Kalapana in 1990 and buried many homes, historic sites, and a black sand beach. This photo shows a home that was ignited by a lava flow and burns in Kalapana, Hawai'i. USGS photo by J. Dvorak.


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