Operator Ormat Technologies Inc last week said there was no above-ground damage to the plant but it would have to wait until the situation stabilised to assess the impact of earthquakes and subterranean lava flows on the wells.
Authorities estimated Tuesday night that lava had consumed 71 homes on the Big Island, including 20 in the previous two days, Hawaii County Civil Defense Administrator Talmadge Magno told reporters during a news conference in Hilo.
'You are at risk of being isolated due to possible lava inundation, ' the Hawaii County Civil Defence agency advised the public.
Lava continues to flow from the Kilauea volcano on the Big Island of Hawaii.
Traffic is stalled along Highway 132 as Leilani Estates residents wait to return to their homes to gather vital belongings and animals this month.
Lava from the Kilauea volcano covered at least one well Sunday at a geothermal power plant on the Big Island, according to a Hawaii County Civil Defense report.
As of 6:15 a.m., the lava flow was about 2 miles west of the Four Corners intersection, said USGS volcanologist Jessica Ball. Hundreds of people in the area-most notably at Leilani Estates-have been affected either by lava, noxious fumes, or other types of fire and/or brimstone.
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Only one serious injury has been reported, after a man was hit by projectile molten rock as he sat on his balcony.
On Wednesday the National Park Service and the Hawaii Department of Transportation announced they were working to cut through a large section of solidified lava flow from 2016 and 2017, in an effort to open a potential evacuation route in case Highway 130 becomes impassable.
The flow moved north of the highway and was headed to the area where Highway 132 and Highway 137 intersect.
Lava approaches the Puna Geothermal Venture in the Leilani Estates near Pahoa, Hawaii, U.S., May 28, 2018.
Volcanic gas emissions remain high from the eruption.
About two dozen recent fissures in that area have created towering lava fountains and bone-rattling explosions throughout the eruption.
Onlookers catch a glimpse of the Kilauea volcano near Pahoa on Saturday. "Residents are urged to minimize exposure to these volcanic particles, which can cause skin and eye irritation similar to volcanic ash".
At least 75 homes - a lot of them in Leilani Estates - have been devoured by streams of red-hot molten rock creeping from about two dozen large volcanic vents, or fissures, that have opened in the ground since Kilauea rumbled back to life four weeks ago.