Lava began spewing from the world’s largest active volcano late last month.
The slow moving lava flow from Mauna Loa's rare eruption is drawing excited tourists.
Researchers with the US Geological survey are making calculated visits to the eruption site.
Molten flow is currently creeping forward at an average pace of less than 20 feet per hour.
Currently,no homes or businesses are threathened.
Supporters of the tourism industry view the eruption through a different lens.
The area technically is government property.
It's not only illegal but dangerous also to be there during closures.
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