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Old 05-03-2018, 11:52 PM   #1
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Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano erupted Thursday, releasing lava into a residential neighbourhood and prompting mandatory evacuation orders for nearby homes.

Hawaii County said steam and lava poured out of a crack in Leilani Estates, which is near the town of Pahoa on the Big Island.

Footage shown on local television showed lava spurting into the sky from a crack in a road.

The eruption comes after days of earthquakes rattled the area’s Puna district. A nearby school was closed due to the ongoing seismic activity and several roadways cracked under the strain of the constant temblors.
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Old 05-04-2018, 02:10 AM   #2
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Unless I'm mistaken that thing has been erupting since the early 80's with continuous smoke and burps, I guess it was bound to start leaking
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Old 05-04-2018, 06:53 AM   #3
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We once watched this thing erupt from the ocean. We were in a cruise ship and the captain did a 360 so it could be seen from both sides of the ship. We watched the lava spilling into the ocean. So awesome. I hope people and property are all ok.
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Unless I'm mistaken that thing has been erupting since the early 80's with continuous smoke and burps, I guess it was bound to start leaking
I think it's been continuously erupting not just smoke and burps but lava through a vent that outlets directly to the ocean.

A few years ago another vent opened up and may have threatened some structures. And of course yesterday a new vent opened right by a subdivision and it was preceded by some pretty major changes. The crater floor collapsed and there have been a magma build in the main chamber.
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Old 05-04-2018, 07:31 AM   #5
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I have no idea why they built a subdivision there. It's basically the most volatile part of the island(outside of Volcano Park, which is right next to it), and low lying. No one should be surprised this could happen.
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I have no idea why they built a subdivision there. It's basically the most volatile part of the island(outside of Volcano Park, which is right next to it), and low lying. No one should be surprised this could happen.
Well people live on an island that isn't actually very big (max width is 93 miles) despite being the big island that has two active volcanoes (and a third just off the coast underwater). Active zones can change in an instant...see yesterday for instance. It's pretty hard to get away from the possibility of this happening.

I doubt anyone is truly surprised.
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Humans are like that. We assume things will stay the way they are perpetually. Calgary is built at the confluence of two major run-off rivers in a time when glaciers are melting away. There are no guarantees our city will remain in the state we expect it to stay in either.

Although I have to admit volcanoes are a bit more visceral in terms of their ability to threaten. Floods are bad but molten rock flowing through your house? That's something else completely.
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Couldn't help laughing at this:

"Nearly 1,500 residents were ordered to evacuate from their volcano-side homes after Hawaii’s Kilauea Volcano erupted, sending molten lava to chew its way through forest land and bubble up on paved streets."
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Couldn't help laughing at this:

"Nearly 1,500 residents were ordered to evacuate from their volcano-side homes after Hawaii’s Kilauea Volcano erupted, sending molten lava to chew its way through forest land and bubble up on paved streets."
When they eventually rebuild the community they should renamed it Pompeii or Herculaneum.
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Thermal image of the fissure system (from yesterday)



I was also wrong in my previous post...the island has 5 above ground volcanoes. Kiluaea has been continually erupting for quite some time and while once though as an off shoot of Mount Loa, they now believe it has it's own magma system. Loa last erupted in 1984. Kilueaa is the most active volcano in the world. Loa the largest. Hualalai erupted in 1801 and had significant seismic activity in 1929. The others haven't erupted for thousands of years.

But really my point was this: this is a picture of the lava flows from Mount Loa the past 175 years. It essentially covers a very large chunk of the island or shows a large chunk of the island would be at risk and Kiluaea covers the area in SE. It's hard to build somewhere that on even a recent geological timeframe you could expect to be "safe". So I don't think anyone is truly surprised or that one could really call it unscrupulous behavior to let people build where they did. These things change very fast. Magma moves. New fissures open up etc. I think hours before the first fissure opened up and started a lava flow they said nothing seemed imminent.


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Incredible Footage Shows A Car Being Eaten By Lava In Hawaii

http://www.iflscience.com/environmen...eaten-by-lava/
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Yeah, remember the old guy that had a cabin on Mount St Helen's who refused to be evacuated.

The ironically named Henry Truman, his ashes still haven't come back to earth.

I'm watching this eruption, and its awful for the people there but i still remember when St Helens let go and we were getting ashfall and wacky sunsets here



Top 5 erruptions caught on camera

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A new eruption yesterday for Kilauea. To two new vents opened and the Lanipuna Gardens community was ordered to evacuate.
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https://twitter.com/statuses/992913928882536448

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I frequent Hawaii but have never been to the big island. I was thinking of going in September but I think I’ll go next year.

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I frequent Hawaii but have never been to the big island. I was thinking of going in September but I think I’ll go next year.

Pretty sure the volcano will still be there next year
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Pretty sure the volcano will still be there next year
Obviously but this wide spread fissure eruptions should be chilled out by then
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