Science Hawaii volcano: Will flowing lava force evacuations?

As creeping lava threatens the village of Pahoa, Hawaii, officials are preparing to evacuate the area.

By , Staff Writer

U.S. Geological Survey/AP

As lava crawls closer to houses and other buildings, residents of Pahoa, Hawaii, may soon have to evacuate the area. Many more citizens in the Puna district have been affected by the flow so far, and state officials are preparing for lava to overtake homes soon.