The latest estimate of property losses far surpasses the 215 structures consumed by lava during more than 30 years of an earlier eruption cycle that began in 1983.
Authorities have shut down the plant but local residents remain concerned about potential explosions.
Workers rushed to shut down the Puna Geothermal Venture plant to prevent the release of toxic gases.
Authorities say lava flows reaching the Pacific Ocean could produce noxious clouds of acid fumes, steam and tiny, glass-like particles.
At least one man sustained a "serious" injury when a "lava bomb" hit his leg, according to officials.
The American Red Cross is operating shelters for evacuated residents while the county and Salvation Army provide food and supplies.
Officials can't predict when the volcanic threat will die down.
In this regard therefore Parrikar's remarks are not only offensive to Pakistanis but also Hindus, Buddhist, Jains and Sikhs living in India and other parts of the world whose religions developed in the land which is today known as Pakistan.
“I felt more connected to nature and the ocean than ever before.”
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