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Lava from the Kilauea volcano has stalled but Hawaiian authorities say there is still an active threat. There are now active breakouts behind the leading edge, causing a widening of the flow. Lava has been pouring from the volcano since June 27th. So far it has crossed one road, toppled trees and burned a shed and vegetation, but has not yet touched any homes. -- By Thea Breite

An active lava lake is inside a crater at the summit of the Kilauea volcano in Pahoa, Hawai on Sept. 17, 2014. (U.S. Geological Survey/AP)