Latest USGS maps and pictures as lava flows SPREAD

Channelized lava flows spilling into the ocean in the Kilauea lower East Rift Zone

"We believe that the PGV the site is safe, that the actions that we've taken to quench the wells, to plug the wells, to make sure that we can control any release of hydrogen sulphide will be contained", Hawaii Governor David Ige told reporters.

The Hawaii Civil Defence Agency said the wells "are stable and secure", and Hawaii's Gov. David Ige said the plant was "sufficiently safe" from the lava that has plowed through backyards and streets and burned dozens of homes.

Map of the Kilauea Lower East Rift Zone fissures and flows as of Monday afternoon. That knocked out power to Vacationland and Kapoho Beach Lots neighborhoods toward the coast.

Officials are asking residents to get out now to avoid getting trapped by flaming molten rock, Hawaii County Civil Defense said Monday night.

Flows are advancing on Highway 137, approaching Beach Road.

Magma from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano traveled down Highway 132 overnight in Pahoa, forcing evacuations as emergency responders worry residents could be painted into a corner on the east side of the Big Island. The well was successfully plugged in anticipation of the lava flow, and a second well 100 feet away has also been secured, according to the report.

"The area is now closed off, and it is for residents only getting out", Snyder said. Volcanic gas emissions at the summit remain high and will combine with wind conditions to produce widespread vog across the Island of Hawai'i on Wednesday.

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Leilani Estates and Lanipuna Gardens subdivisions - home to about 2,000 - have been under mandatory evacuation orders since May 3.

Residents on Noni Farms Road and Hale Kamahina road need to evacuate immediately due to a fast-moving lava flow.

The lava is flowing from about two dozen fissures, the first of which opened more than three weeks ago.

Pele's Hair and other lightweight volcanic glass resulting from fissure 8's fountaining were falling to the west of the fissure on Leilani Estates this morning. Winds my waft lighter particles to greater distances.

Staff were added to the two county-run shelters at Pahoa Community Center and Keaau Community Center, Snyder said.

The company says the eruption has so far destroyed more than 400 of its utility poles.

"His only way out was through his back door and through the forest", said Talmadge Magno, Hawaii County Civil Defense administrator.

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