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Lava from Hawaii volcano moves slowly to main road

SHOTLIST:RESTRICTION SUMMARY: PART MUST CREDIT US GEOLOGICAL SURVEY; PART NO RE-SALE, RE-USE OR ARCHIVE; MUST CREDIT MICK KALBER/PARADISE HELICOPTERS; NO ACCESS HONOLULU MARKETMICK KALBER- NO RE-SALE, RE-USE OR ARCHIVE; MUST CREDIT MICK KALBER/PARADISE HELICOPTERS; NO ACCESS HONOLULU MARKETHawaii Volcanoes National Park – 30 November 20221. Night aerials of lava ANNOTATION: lava flowing from the world's largest volcano is moving slowly to the main highway linking the east and west coasts of Hawaii's Big Island.USGS – MUST CREDIT US GEOLOGICAL SURVEYHawaii – 1 December 20222. SOUNDBITE (English) Ken Hon, Scientist-in-Charge, Hawaiian Volcano Observatory: ++PARTIALY COVERED++"It's moved a couple of tenths of a mile closer towards the Daniel K. Inouye Highway. It's about 3.3 miles south of the highway at this point. And it has slowed considerably as we were forecasting as it reached the flat ground at the base of Mauna Loa. So it's in the saddle. It was moving in about 0.03 miles per hour, which is somewhere around 30 to 40 yards per hour. At this point, we expect from here on in for the movement of this flow to become somewhat sporadic as it goes across the flat ground. It will inflate incoming lava will be stored in it, and then it will probably come out in lobes at different times. So it sometimes it might appear to be moving faster and sometimes appear to be not moving at all."++WHITE FLASH++3. SOUNDBITE (English) Ken Hon, Scientist-in-Charge, Hawaiian Volcano Observatory: "We really don't know when the lava flow or if the lava flow will actually reach the highway. At this point, the probability is if it keeps going and it's on that, the track to Hilo, the lava flow and the road are destined to meet at some point. But that requires the eruption to continue, the lava flow to stay moving in the same track that it's moving and to follow that not really well-defined slope change down to the east."++ENDS ON SOUNDBITE++STORYLINE:Experts say lava flowing from the world's largest volcano is moving slowly to the main highway linking the east and west coasts of Hawaii's Big Island. Ken Hon, scientist in charge at the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, said the lava has "slowed considerably" as it reached flat ground. It's moving 30-40 yards per hour and it's 3.5 miles south of the highway. At that rate, it would be at least a week before it reaches the highway."We don't really know which way the lava flow will ultimately go."Hon stressed that one week would be the earliest it would reach the road at its current rate.Mauna Loa is drawing thousands of people to the highway to see the eruptions up close while it remains passable. The volcano has awakened from a 38-year slumber and is spewing ash and debris into the sky and sending rivers of molten rock down its slopes.===========================================================Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: info@aparchive.com(ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory.
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