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Hawaii governor emphasized geothermal power plant is safe

Residents fear that the lava of the eruption of the volcano could lead to the release of toxic gases from the power plant’s wells; Jeff Paul reports, of Pahoa, Hawaii.

Hawaii County officials are knocking on doors on several streets in the Leilani Estates subdivision alerting residents to flee fast-moving lava from the Kilauea volcano.

Evacuation orders were issued Monday evening for anyone in the area to the east of Pomaikai Street to avoid being isolated by the flow.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Oahu reports that a 4.4 magnitude earthquake shook the Hilina region of Kilauea volcano, southwest of the estates. The officials said that it is not strong enough to generate a tsunami.

Lava has oozed all over the two sources at the Puna geothermal power plant, but officials of the province, said the flow stopped. Officials said that there was no release of hazardous hydrogen sulfide gas after the lava crept on the connected sources.

Friday, lava has destroyed 82 structures, including 37 homes.

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