PAHOA, Hawaii – Final summer season’s lava flows from Mount Kilauea destroyed an estimated 700 buildings, coated roads and reshaped the Large Island’s shoreline. These before-and-after pictures present the adjustments brought on by the lava, which a 12 months later has hardened however nonetheless steams in locations.
For a lot of residents, the property loss has been compounded by their incapability to return residence as a result of roads stay coated or blocked by the lava movement.
County officers say residents should not be so wanting to return to their property, given how not too long ago the lava was flowing throughout it, however say they’re working to revive entry the place attainable.
Hawaii volcano eruption: Recovery stalled as Hawaiians confront lava disaster 1 year later
The next picture pairs, which you’ll be able to slide between to see earlier than and after scenes, had been taken by a mix of climbing, aerial surveys and satellite tv for pc pictures supplied by Google and by DigitalGlobe, a Maxar firm.
This text initially appeared on USA TODAY: These pictures show the devastation of the Hawaii volcano eruption one year later