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It's Getting Interesting in Hawaii

Postby Speak-Ez on Fri May 04, 2018 8:35 pm

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It seems there is lava flowing out of the earth and causing all sorts of problems.

That, we are informed, is because the volcano called Kilauea woke up some days ago.

Then there was a 6.9 earthquake a short time ago. That followed a 5.4 a bit earlier.

Let us give you the Los Angeles Times for the first link:

http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-haw ... story.html

EDIT: Let me give you deja vu's post in our other thread about weather events in general:

viewtopic.php?f=27&t=92&p=61834#p61834

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Re: It's Getting Interesting in Hawaii

Postby CielOnTap on Mon May 07, 2018 2:35 pm

Some residents no longer have homes and the lava flow continues to threaten homes and communities in the area of the Kilaulea volcano in Hawaii.
A new fissure opened on Sunday night in the Leilani Estates area some 12 miles from the volcano, prompting a cellphone alert for residents to leave homes to avoid sulfur dioxide gas, which can be life threatening at high levels.

So far no fatalities or major injuries have been reported from the volcano, according to the Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency.

Evacuees from Leilani Estates were allowed to return for pets, medications and to check property on Sunday, but some like Jeremy Wilson found homes surrounded by fissures that can be hundreds of feet long.

https://www.theweathernetwork.com/news/articles/hawaii-big-island-kilauea-volcano-eruption-evacuations/100826/
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Re: It's Getting Interesting in Hawaii

Postby CielOnTap on Wed May 09, 2018 6:58 pm

The lava flows are certainly not a force to impede. Watch lava pop a fence as the flow moves forward (perhaps the origin of the "moving forward" or "going forward" phrases popular in news releases):

https://www.theweathernetwork.com/ca/videos/gallery/lava-vs-metal-fence-in-hawaii-watch-what-happens/2312993038001/5781836415001/most_popular
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Re: It's Getting Interesting in Hawaii

Postby deja vu on Fri May 11, 2018 9:54 am

When they tell you the boulders that could take flight will be as large as a Fridge, you are in even more serious trouble.


http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/kilau ... -1.4656815

Kilauea, the volcano that's been erupting on the Island of Hawaii over the past week, has already forced the evacuation of nearly 2,000 people and the destruction of more than two dozen homes. Now there's a new threat on the horizon: a violent explosion.

Kilauea — which has been in a near-constant state of eruption for more than 30 years — isn't a volcano that typically erupts explosively in a cloud of ash and spewing lava, the way most people may imagine. Rather it experiences effusive eruptions, where magma moves along rifts below the surface before rising and pushing up through fissures in the earth. (Once above the surface, it is called lava and it moves slowly across ground as it expands, often flowing downhill.)

Kilauea can, however, experience more violent events as a result of something called a phreatomagmatic explosion, which occurs when searing hot magma interacts with water, sending ash and rock spewing into the sky.


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Re: It's Getting Interesting in Hawaii

Postby Speak-Ez on Thu May 17, 2018 4:49 pm

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I think we'll offer a local newspaper on the most recent eruption:

Kilauea explosion described as ‘dynamic’; ash masks to be distributed


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