AP Photos: Weeks later, Hawaii volcano gushes on

FILE - In this May 21, 2018 file photo, lava erupts from a fissure in Kapoho, Hawaii. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
In this photo provided by the U.S. Geological Survey, lava from Kilauea volcano's last remaining active fissure erupts in the Leilani Estates neighborhood on Saturday, July 14, 2018 near Pahoa, Hawaii. (U.S. Geological Survey via AP)
In this photo provided by the U.S. Geological Survey, lava from Kilauea volcano flows from the Leilani Estates neighborhood on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 near Pahoa, Hawaii. (U.S. Geological Survey via AP)
FILE - In this June 6, 2018 file photo, most of the Kapoho area including the tide pools is now covered in fresh lava with few properties still intact as the Kilauea Volcano lower east rift zone eruption continues in Pahoa, Hawaii. (AP Photo/LE Baskow, File)
In this photo provided by the U.S. Geological Survey, lava from Kilauea volcano enters the ocean south of the eruption site near Kapoho, Hawaii, Thursday, July 18, 2018 on Hawaii's Big Island. (U.S. Geological Survey via AP)
FILE - In this May 20, 2018 file photo, Joe Kekedi watches as lava enters the ocean, generating plumes of steam near Pahoa, Hawaii. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
FILE - This June 30, 2018 file photo from the U.S. Geological Survey shows fountains from the fissure 8 spatter cone continuing to supply lava to an open channel above the former village of Kapoho on the island of Hawaii. (U.S. Geological Survey via AP, file)
FILE - In this June 10, 2018 file photo, lava from the Kilauea volcano erupts from a fissure and forms a river of lava flowing down to Kapoho in Pahoa, Hawaii. (AP Photo/L.E. Baskow, File)
In this photo provided by the U.S. Geological Survey, the Puo Oo eruption site on Kilauea volcano is shown in this Friday, July 13, 2018 aerial image in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. On April 30, the Puu Oo crater floor collapsed and magma moved underground along the volcano's slopes, leading to a series of eruptions in the Leilani Estates subdivision near Pahoa, Hawaii. (U.S. Geological Survey via AP)
FILE - In this May 18, 2018 file photo, Peter Vance photographs lava erupting in the Leilani Estates subdivision near Pahoa, Hawaii. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
FILE - In this May 20, 2018 file photo, steam rises as lava flows into the ocean near Pahoa, Hawaii. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
FILE - In this June 6, 2018 file photo, the caldera on the Kilauea Volcano emits a small amount of steam with the lower east rift zone eruption lava access point in Kapoho putting out much more in the distance continues in Pahoa, Hawaii. (AP Photo/LE Baskow, File)
FILE - In this May 21, 2018 file photo, Jack Jones, visiting from Madison, Wis., takes pictures at a country club in Volcano, Hawaii as a huge ash plume rises from the summit of Kiluaea volcano. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
FILE - In this May 5, 2018 file photo, a man photographs lava from Kilauea volcano as it flows through the Leilani Estates subdivision near Pahoa, Hawaii. (AP Photo/Caleb Jones, File)
FILE - This May 6, 2018 file photo provided by the U.S. Geological Survey shows the lava lake at the summit of Kilauea near Pahoa, Hawaii. (U.S. Geological Survey via AP, File)
FILE - In this June 10, 2018 photo, lava from the Kilauea volcano flows near the Puna Geothermal Venture power plant in Pahoa, Hawaii. (AP Photo/L.E. Baskow, File)
FILE - In this May 11, 2018 file photo, Hannique Ruder, a resident living in the Leilani Estates subdivision, stands on the mound of hardened lava near Pahoa, Hawaii. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

PAHOA, Hawaii — A tour boat accident has drawn renewed attention to Hawaii's Kilauea volcano, but for Big Island residents the erupting lava has been an ever-present force for more than two months.

Molten rock is blasting from one last eruption site, a large cinder cone in a hard-hit neighborhood where new volcanic cracks first opened on May 3. It's sending huge volumes of lava snaking to the ocean miles away.

An estimated 700 homes have been destroyed, more than 500 of those in just two days, and thousands of people have been displaced. One man was injured in the weeks after the eruption began, and another 23 people were hurt Monday when lava entering the ocean exploded onto a tour boat.

The lava has covered more than 11 square miles (28 square kilometers) of land, vaporized the state's largest freshwater lake and filled an entire ocean bay, turning it into a mile (1.6 kilometers) of burnt, rocky ground. Steam and gas could be seen pouring from a new, very small island that formed near the flows on Friday.

The collapse of the Kilauea summit crater also continues, with large explosions and strong earthquakes occurring almost daily.

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