The National Guard in Hawaii is warning of new, immediate dangers to people living near the Kilauea volcano some two-and-a-half months after the eruption started. At the same time lava flow is changing the outline of the island itself and creating hundreds of acres of new land where the ocean used to be.

The island has grown by nearly 700 acres, the equivalent of more than 500 football fields, reports CBS News’ Carter Evans.

“In the mandatory evacuation area there’s an ever-present, immediate danger. Sulphur dioxide levels, wind shift. The immediate threat from the lava,” said Capt. Darren Taylor of the Hawaii National Guard.

via Lava from the Kilauea volcano has added nearly 700 acres to Hawaii’s Big Island – CBS News

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Lava from the Kilauea volcano has added nearly 700 acres to Hawaii’s Big Island – CBS News

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