Over the weekend, Josephine Kanani Keau learned that her family's home was lost to lava.
The USGS Volcanoes account responded, "Erm.we're going to have to say no, that's not safe". Now, Weisenbauer - who just got her degree in marriage and family therapy this past February - is looking toward a new beginning.
The U.S. Geological Survey, which has been tirelessly working for weeks to keep Hawaiians safe from the aftermath of Kilauea's volcanic eruption earlier this month, just replied to a Twitter user asking the most unexpected of questions-whether it's safe to use volcanic vents as culinary tools or not.
"Hawaii County Civil Defense chose to evacuate all of lower Puna to ensure that people would be able to get out", Stovall said.
Lava fountains have been blasting more than 60m in the air from Kilauea volcano in its biggest eruption cycle in a century. The lava now coming to the surface is the hottest and most fluid to date.
Lava approaches Puna Geothermal Venture, bottom left, in the Leilani Estates near Pahoa, Hawaii, U.S., May 28, 2018. "We are pretty much tapping mantle temperatures right now".
Even so, new blasts from the crater sent ash plumes billowing as high as 13,000 feet (4,000 meters) into the sky, and a new fissure was pumping out lava at a rate of three feet (1 meter) per second, geologists said.
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One sight during the flood: a handmade, white flag hung from an upper story of a Main Street building bearing the letters SOS. First responders arrived to the scene to rescue people trapped on buildings around the area, according to local media.
Utility poles and power lines sit destroyed in the Kilauea lava flow on Pohoiki Road near Pahoa, Hawaii, May 29, 2018.
Tuesday, around 9:30 p.m. local time, the Hawaii Civil Defense Agency issued an evacuation notice, effective immediately, for residents of Noni Farms Road and Hale Kamahina Road.
Volcanic gas emissions remain high from the fissure eruptions, scientists said.
Meanwhile, Hawaii County Civil Defense scrambled to get residents out of Kapoho, a neighborhood north of Leilani Estates, before they became trapped by advancing lava. As lava rushed past the property, a USGS crew that was flying the drone used the aircraft to lead rescue teams to the stranded person.
According to reports, when Hubbard saw the victim, a 32-year-old who also lives at Leilani Estates, he demanded they leave the area before assaulting, then firing at, the victim and the group he was with.
'This is the hottest lava that we've seen in this eruption.
Department of Land and Natural Resources officials said that the couple Monday night bypassed a security check-point on Highway 132, parked near the closed Lava Tree State Monument and walked "into an area of intense active lava flow".