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Lava: Transforming land, transforming lives

Today a friend told me the story of losing her home to lava – in 1992.  The tale began with her tinkering in the yard of her Kalapana Gardens house on January 3, 1983, when she heard a jet pass low overhead, only it wasn’t a jet and it didn’t pass: it was, in her words, “the birth of Puʻu ʻŌʻō.”  She could see the initial fountaining from her driveway; the photo above was the beginning of the end of a life that she knew. 226 kata lagi


Hawaii helicopter evacuation readied as Kilauea lava stream hits ocean

A third lava flow from Hawaii‘s erupting Kilauea volcano streamed into the ocean on Thursday as U.S. Marine Corps helicopters stood by to evacuate a… 522 kata lagi


Volcanoes 101

So as I said in an earlier post entitled Volcanoes, I learned a lot from my son and his interest in volcanoes and science projects over the years, but apparently there was still a lot for both my son and I to learn. 136 kata lagi


Lava Update | May 23, 2018

Vigorous eruptive activity continues on Kilauea’s lower east rift zone, as fissures in lower Leilani Estates and Lanipuna Gardens effuse huge volumes of lava, feeding multiple rivers flowing toward the sea. 69 kata lagi

Kilauea Volcano Update

Live feed of molten death

If you lean in real close you can smell the tourists singeing and the property values dropping.


Lava Update | May 22, 2018

An uptick in volume has a number of the vents fountaining and feeding multiple rivers of lava downslope, and to the sea. Consistent activity at fissures 6, 19, and 22, have built cones and raised the elevation of the area surrounding the vents, and flows are moving toward the Puna Geothermal Venture facility. 31 kata lagi

Kilauea Volcano Update

New eruptions spew ash, lava on Hawaii’s Big Island

More eruptions overnight from Hawaii’s Kilauea launched plumes of ash high over the Big Island, where lava from the volcano’s rifts was endangering housing districts and flowing into the ocean, authorities said on Tuesday. 220 kata lagi