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Kapoho map on Jan 30, 1960

Kapoho map on Jan. 30

Map showing extend of flow coverage at 0200 January 30. Most of Kapoho town has been destroyed. Lava has reached the sea west of Kipu Point. The long barrier has been overridden by the `a`a flow, which is spreading toward the Coast Guard residence area at the start of the road to the lighthouse. Lava has tunneled under the third Kuki`i-Kapoho barrier and appears south of the barrier, where it destroyed the Kapoho School on January 28.

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