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Kilauea volcano erupts on Hawaii's Big Island

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A lava flow in Hawaii has entered the property of a geothermal power plant on the Big island.

The Hawaii Volcano Observatory announced the development on Sunday morning. It gave no details as to how deep into the Puna Geothermal Venture lava has intruded.

Officials previously moved 50,000 gallons of potentially toxic gas offsite and capped the wells on the property to prevent releases of additional gas if lava enters the wells.

Lava-filled fissures have opened up across the southeastern side of the Big Island over the past three weeks as the Kilauea volcano has become more active. (AP)

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Zivile Roditis hugs Howie Rosin (L), shortly after Roditis’ home was destroyed by lava from a Kilauea volcano fissure, in Leilani Estates, on Hawaii’s Big Island, on May 25, 2018 in Pahoa, Hawaii. (Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images)


A car passes as lava from a Kilauea volcano fissure illuminates the night sky, after midnight on Hawaii’s Big Island, on May 27, 2018 in Pahoa, Hawaii. (Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images)


Lava sends up clouds of steam and toxic gases as it enters the Pacific Ocean as Kilauea Volcano continues its eruption cycle near Pahoa on the island of Hawaii Friday, May 25, 2018. (Photo: U.S. Geological Survey via AP)


Community members watch as a home is destroyed by lava from a Kilauea volcano fissure in Leilani Estates, on Hawaii’s Big Island, on May 25, 2018 in Pahoa, Hawaii. (Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images)


Lava erupts from a fissure in Kapoho, Hawaii Monday, May 21, 2018. (Photo: Jae C. Hong/AP)


Joe Kekedi watches as lava enters the ocean, generating plumes of steam near Pahoa, Hawaii, May 20, 2018. Kilauea volcano that is oozing, spewing and exploding on Hawaii’s Big Island has gotten more hazardous in recent days, with rivers of molten rock pouring into the ocean Sunday and flying lava causing the first major injury. (Photo: Jae C. Hong/AP)


Members of the media record a wall of lava entering the ocean near Pahoa, Hawaii, Sunday, May 20, 2018. (Photo: Jae C. Hong/AP)


Steam rises as lava flows into the ocean near Pahoa, Hawaii, May 20, 2018. (Photo: Jae C. Hong/AP)


A steam plume rises from lava entering the Pacific Ocean, after flowing to the water from a Kilauea volcano fissure, on Hawaii’s Big Island on May 20, 2018 in Pahoa, Hawaii. (Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images)


In this Sunday, May 20, 2018, aerial photo provided by the U.S. Geological Survey, lava from the eastern channel of the Fissure 20 complex flows into a crack in the ground in Pahoa, Hawaii. (Photo: U.S. Geological Survey via AP)


Pahoa resident Stefani Hinkle watches lava erupt inside Leilani Estates near Pahoa, Hawaii. As lava flows have grown more vigorous in recent days, there’s concern more homes may burn and more evacuations may be ordered, May 19, 2018. (Photo: Jamm Aquino/Honolulu Star-Advertiser via AP)


In this Saturday, May 19, 2018, photo released by the U.S. Geological Survey, lava flows from fissures near Pahoa, Hawaii. (Photo: U.S. Geological Survey via AP)


Lava erupts and flows from a Kilauea volcano fissure on Hawaii’s Big Island on May 18, 2018 in Kapoho, Hawaii. (Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images)


Lava erupts inside Leilani Estates near Pahoa, Hawaii on May 19, 2018. As lava flows have grown more vigorous in recent days, there’s concern more homes may burn and more evacuations may be ordered. (Photo: Jamm Aquino/Honolulu Star-Advertiser via AP)


Lava from a Kilauea volcano fissure erupts at dawn on Hawaii’s Big Island on May 20, 2018 in Kapoho, Hawaii. (Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images)


A vehicle moves along the road as lava erupts from a fissure near Pahoa, Hawaii May 19, 2018. (Photo: Jae C. Hong/AP)


Lava from a Kilauea volcano fissure flows on Hawaii’s Big Island on May 19, 2018 in Kapoho, Hawaii. (Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images)


A slow camera shutter speed catches the lights of cars passing spectators sitting in a car off the side of Hwy 137 to watch the volcanic activity from the Malama Ki and Lelani Estates neighborhoods, Thursday, May 17, 2018, near Pahoa, HI. (Photo: Marco Garcia/AP)


A geologist inspects cracks on a road in Leilani Estates, following eruption of Kilauea volcano, Hawaii, May 17, 2018. (Photo: United States Geological Survey/Handout via Reuters)


This Wednesday, May 16, 2018, image provided by the U.S. Geological Survey shows sulfur dioxide plumes rising from fissures along the rift and accumulating in the cloud deck, viewed from the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory overflight in the morning at 8:25 a.m., HST near Pahoa, Hawaii. Plumes range from 1 to 2 kilometers (3,000 to 6,000 feet) above the ground. Officials say some vents formed by Kilauea volcano are releasing such high levels of sulfur dioxide that the gas poses an immediate danger to anyone nearby. (Photo: U.S. Geological Survey via AP)


Photographers work as lava from active fissures illuminates volcanic gases from the Kilauea volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island on May 15, 2018 in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii. (Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images)


People play golf as an ash plume rises in the distance from the Kilauea volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island on May 15, 2018 in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii. (Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images)


Lava and smoke explodes from Fissure 17 at Leilani Estates in the aftermath of eruptions from the Kilauea volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island, on May 13, 2018 in Pahoa, Hawaii. (Photo: Andrew Richard Hara/Ena Media Hawaii/Getty Images)


A woman hold her dog Tzippy at a golf course as an ash plume rises in the distance from the Kilauea volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island on May 15, 2018 in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii. (Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images)


A lava fissure erupts in the aftermath of eruptions from the Kilauea volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island, on May 12, 2018 in Pahoa, Hawaii. (Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images)


Lava erupts from a fissure east of the Leilani Estates subdivision during ongoing eruptions of the Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii, on May 13, 2018. (Photo: Terray Sylvester/Reuters)


Smoke and lava erupt from a fissure near a home on the outskirts of Pahoa during ongoing eruptions of the Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii, May 14, 2018. (Photo: Terray Sylvester/Reuters)


Lava flows at a lava fissure in the aftermath of eruptions from the Kilauea volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island, on May 12, 2018 in Pahoa, Hawaii. (Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images)


Smoke and volcanic gases rise as lava (L) cools in the Leilani Estates neighborhood, in the aftermath of eruptions and lava flows from the Kilauea volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island, on May 11, 2018 in Pahoa, Hawaii. (Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images)


Lava erupts from a fissure east of the Leilani Estates subdivision during ongoing eruptions of the Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii, on May 12, 2018. (Photo: Terray Sylvester/Reuters)


The latest Kilauea volcano activity illuminates the sky and is reflected off a vehicle (Bottom) on Hawaii’s Big Island on May 14, 2018 in Pahoa, Hawaii. (Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images)


In this May 13, 2018 photo released by the U.S. Geological Survey, gases rise from a fissure near Pahoa, Hawaii. The new fissure in Hawaii’s Puna District sent gases and lava exploding into the air, spurring officials to call for more evacuations as residents waited for a possible major eruption at Kilauea volcano’s summit. (Photo: U.S. Geological Survey/AP)


A column of volcanic smoke rises from the Shinmoedake volcano in Yusui town, Kagoshima prefecture, southern Japan, May 14, 2018. The volcano seen in a James Bond film has erupted, shooting up grey smoke and ash thousands of meters (feet) into the sky. (Photo: Tatsuya Suga/Kyodo News/AP)


A police office blocks a road near lava fissure 17 after it erupted on May 13 2018 near Pahoa, Hawaii. The new fissure emitting steam and lava spatter spurred Hawaii officials to call for more evacuations on Sunday as residents braced for an expected eruption from the Kilauea volcano. (Photo: Caleb Jones/AP)


Visitors watch as steam and gas rise from Kilauea’s summit crater in Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii, Wednesday, May 9, 2018. (Photo: Jae C. Hong/AP)


Stars shine above as a plume rises from the Halemaumau crater, illuminated by glow from the crater’s lava lake, within the Kilauea volcano summit at the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on May 9, 2018 in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii. (Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images)


Lava from a robust fissure eruption on Kilauea’s east rift zone consumes a home, then threatens another, near Pahoa, Hawaii, May 6, 2018. (Photo: Bruce Omori/Paradise Helicopters/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock)


A structure is seen atop the 1990 lava flow from Kilauea, one of the world’s most active volcanoes, Sunday, May 6, 2018, in Kalapana, Hawaii. (Photo: Marco Garcia/AP)


In this Sunday, May 6, 2018, photo, traffic is seen along Highway 132 as Leilani Estates residents wait to return to their homes to gather vital belongings and animals in Pahoa, Hawaii. (Photo: Jamm Aquino/Honolulu Star-Advertiser via AP)


This May 6, 2018 photo shows the lava lake at the summit of Kilauea near Pahoa, Hawaii. Hawaii’s erupting Kilauea volcano has destroyed homes and forced the evacuations of more than a thousand people. (Photo: U.S. Geological Survey via AP)