Lava danger not enough to make Hawaii man leave home


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Edwin Montoya has lived with his family on his daughter's farm downslope from Leilani Estates in Pahoa, Hawaii for approximately six years.

Just kilometres up the hill, lava has been gushing from the ground and destroying dozens of homes as new eruptions and earthquakes rattle the region.

The property is within the mandatory evacuation zone, but Mr Montoya is staying behind unless he is forced to leave.

"If it happens, if it blows its top and I'm there at the time, I'm 76-years-old, I've lived a good life," he said.

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