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Before-and-After Satellite Images Show Damage Caused By Lava From Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano
Published: May 16, 2018
Eruptive fissures from Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano have been spreading lava through parts of Leilani Estates near Pahoa since the start of May. The lava has destroyed homes, charred trees and taken out roads in the community.
New satellite images provided to the Associated Press by DigitalGlobe, a Maxar company, show how the lava has affected the community as of Monday in comparison to satellite images from nearly a year ago.
In this first image, you can see homes, vegetation and roads destroyed by Kilauea's lava.
This next comparison is a wider view of how the lava has affected the community.
Buildings, trees and a street are taken out by the lava in this close-up.
An expansive lava field is seen on the right side of this "after" image.
The arrows highlight a lava field that has taken over vegetation.
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