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Piper - head to the Big Island - Kiluea erupts

#1  Postby Macdoc » May 04, 2018 4:52 am

http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/3808 ... s-possible

Exciting times

We stayed in Leilani Estates just 6 weeks ago..
Video of the eruption in the estate a few hours ago
http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/3808 ... s-possible

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Residents and social media posts show video of lava spewing through a long fissure cutting through the community, and a dramatic drone video shows the lava flow extending for miles, spatter bubbling up from roadways and forest.

Resident Ikaika Marzo said he could also see "fountains" of lava in the community topping 100 to 125 feet


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Leilani estates WERE a fairly large well treed region near Puna ...no sense at all of a threat from Kiluea which is 25 miles away.

Think about driving to the local store in the afternoon - road cracks and a 100' colum of lava spews.,. :what:

This is in the last 24 hours

https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way ... e-lava-eru



In some respects lucky we saw what we could.

The whole Volcano National Park is closed and the estates evacuated ...I emailed our host see if they are okay.

Piper or anyone seriously - this a once in a lifetime opportunity.

Heard from our AirBnB hosts...they are about 1/2 mile from the current eruption and uphill tho still having to evacuate.
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#2  Postby Macdoc » May 04, 2018 10:57 pm

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#3  Postby Macdoc » May 05, 2018 3:32 pm

6.9 earthquake and 4 vents open in the neighborhood. Ma Nature at her finest messing with mere humans.

Two homes burned so far and toxic gas makes entering the area unsafe.

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very small tsunami reported

https://www.express.co.uk/news/science/ ... USGS-alert

Pele is restless.

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#4  Postby The_Piper » May 05, 2018 5:21 pm

Crazy. I'm glad I'm not there now, I have respiratory issues. Hopefully it doesn't claim too many lives or homes. Some fossils of modern civilization being made in real time. :mrgreen:
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#5  Postby jamest » May 05, 2018 11:58 pm

When I was initially planning our 'American adventure' back in October/November, Hawaii was listed in the first itinerary. I blame Elvis for that.
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#6  Postby Macdoc » May 06, 2018 1:19 am

5 homes gone..
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..8 vents -and starting to build serious cones..

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.....ugh....guess sis in law Bday next year will be elsewhere in Hawaii.

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#7  Postby Macdoc » May 06, 2018 9:04 pm

Fascinating and dismaying all at once

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good video and coverage from Washington Post

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/pos ... 635c60efd1

At least with a forest fire you know you can regenerate ....lava ...not so much.

This has ripped right through the centre of a mature neighborhood and is far from over :(
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#8  Postby theropod » May 06, 2018 11:36 pm

I am wondering if this is the start of a flood basalt event. The earthquake swarms are not slowing.

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#9  Postby Macdoc » May 07, 2018 12:27 am

It IS hot and fluid and that's a big caldera feeding it 25 miles uphill.

21 homes now and no sign of slowing.

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we we right between 7 and 8 but up hill near the bend so we think our hosts house is okay but likely not accessible

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#10  Postby Macdoc » May 07, 2018 6:28 am

Some confusion as to the number of homes gone - somewhere between 26 and 31 now.

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The beast that ate our AirBnB hosts neighborhood :(

Just one fissure

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might as well offer Pele something ...

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#11  Postby newolder » May 07, 2018 6:12 pm

This youtube shows the Kilauea volcano on May 2nd with the lava lake near the top of the vent.

whilst this is a near-live webcam image taken from here
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The upper 150 feet of the vent is empty and this is the lava that's surfacing now on the Leilani Estate below...
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#12  Postby theropod » May 07, 2018 6:18 pm

So the fissures are mere lava conduits instead of rift eruptions?

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#13  Postby newolder » May 07, 2018 6:21 pm

That's the impression I'm getting from reading around, but I could easily be wrong. There's a youtube channel (volcanoYT.com) with some knowledgable types mixed-in with the trolls in the chatbox here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dy4lG6YzLI8

ETA Here's a link to the Smithsonian schematic of the region showing some of the complicated sub surface plumbing.

From the chatbox:
American Restoration ​lol...its draining but also is continuously being replenished...and has found another path out..but instead of the ocean..it ends up in this subdivision


Also at that tube, Michael Garcia, geologist, just (about 5 minutes ago or 2250BST) gave an interesting summary of the lava flow from the lava lake east to the estate...
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#14  Postby The_Metatron » May 07, 2018 7:16 pm

If memory serves, those homeowners are doubly fucked. Seems like I’ve heard their land reverts to the National Park once covered with lava.

I wonder if that’s reality.


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#15  Postby Macdoc » May 07, 2018 9:58 pm

Park is 25 miles away and I doubt any that has significant lava has residual value.....that said...closer to the park there are hundreds of square miles of lava flows with interspersed sub divisions.
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#16  Postby Macdoc » May 09, 2018 2:13 am

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#17  Postby Macdoc » May 10, 2018 8:11 am

Act Two may come in with a bang...

PAHOA, Hawaii -- Geologists warned Wednesday that Hawaii's Kilauea volcano could erupt explosively and send boulders, rocks and ash into the air around its summit in the coming weeks.

The risk will rise as lava drains from the summit crater down the flank of the volcano, and explosions could occur if the lava drops below the groundwater level, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

There's also potential for ash, steam and sulfur dioxide emissions.

Kilauea is one of the world's most active volcanoes.

It has destroyed 36 structures since it began releasing lava from fissures that opened in a Big Island neighborhood about 25 miles (40.2 kilometers) east of the summit crater. There are now 15 of the vents spread through Leilani Estates and neighboring Lanipuna Gardens.

In the weeks ahead, the volcano could eject blocks up to 2 yards (1.8 meters) in diameter a little less than a mile (1.6 kilometer) away, the USGS said. It may also send pebbles shooting into the air several miles away, the USGS said.

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#18  Postby newolder » May 10, 2018 12:29 pm

Hour-long talk by various on-site specialists on the ongoing and likely upcoming events (a couple of the cameras linked earlier now out of service)...
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#19  Postby Macdoc » May 10, 2018 2:20 pm

good info that

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Guy returns home to a "view" :roll:

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#20  Postby Macdoc » May 12, 2018 4:31 pm

More to come and not good

Hawaii braces for worse lava flows from erupting volcano
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PAHOA, Hawaii (Reuters) - More destructive lava flows could soon hit Hawaii’s Big Island as the Kilauea volcano erupts, posing a greater threat than oozing magma that has so far destroyed dozens of homes and forced thousands to evacuate, scientists said.

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