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Watch: Hawaii man pulls gun on neighbor as tensions run high in community overrun by lava

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Video shows 61-year-old John Hubbard pulling a gun on his neighbor.  (Credit: Ethan O Edwards  via CBS News) Video shows 61-year-old John Hubbard pulling a gun on his neighbor. (Credit: Ethan O Edwards via CBS News)

(CBS NEWS) -- Lava from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano is spreading to new areas and residents are reaching their boiling point. A man was arrested after pulling a gun on a neighbor and shooting it during an argument. Scientists say the lava flow is getting hotter, more fluid, and faster, covering about six football fields an hour. During the four-week crisis, molten rock has spread across four-and-a-half square miles of the Big Island – more than three times the area of New York's Central Park.

New aerial video shows how the lava is forming channels in the hardened rock, reports CBS News' Carter Evans. And it's moving fast, according to geologist Scott Rowland.

"It's a self-made lava channel. The sides solidify and then the part in the middle continues to flow. And those channels are very efficient," Rowland said.

The lava flows are unrelenting and unpredictable. Ongoing tensions in Leilani Estates may have contributed to a shooting incident Tuesday.

Sixty-one-year-old John Hubbard is now under arrest, accused of opening fire and allegedly assaulting a neighbor who came to check on his property. The victim was injured, but was not shot.

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