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11/09/2014 01:33 pm ET Updated Nov 09, 2014

Beautiful Comic Reveals Hawaii's Explosive Past And Destructive Future

Right now, a slowly moving river of lava from the Kilauea volcano is threatening homes in the small town of Pahoa on the Big Island, forcing people to evacuate. According to the US Geological Survey, the lava can exceed 1,650 degrees Fahrenheit and incinerate structures on contact. Residents may be nervous, but they are not surprised: Kilauea has been erupting pretty much continuously since 1983. Lava is a fact of life for them.

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