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Re: Kilauea Volcano
« Reply #15 on: May 20, 2018, 05:24:27 AM »
Hi All,

Lots of attention to our state as this volcano situation has occurred.   Nothing here on Maui but a slight case of VOG once in a while. No ash as of yet.  The eruption is about 150 miles SE of my location and we are kinda protected by a 10,000 foot mountain on which I am on the West side of this mountain at about 1,500 feet ASL.

See my page at http://www.dwayneyamato.com/wx/wxvolcano-hi.php and also the VOG Prediction Model on the same pull out menu.

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Re: Kilauea Volcano
« Reply #16 on: May 20, 2018, 06:20:12 PM »
Latest concern is 'laze', a product of lava combined with haze (started when it hit the ocean). It has been deadly in the past - http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/38231824/with-lava-inching-toward-the-ocean-the-newest-concern-laze
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Re: Kilauea Volcano
« Reply #17 on: May 20, 2018, 11:19:10 PM »
It's a sad situation for sure.  I just added the Hawaii News Now slide show widget to my web page which is pretty cool but, it's sad to see someone's house being devoured by the lava and exploding in flames.

http://ucweather.org/volcanorpt.php
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Re: Kilauea Volcano
« Reply #18 on: May 23, 2018, 01:07:55 AM »

Please see this new section of the HVO web site for information on the ongoing activity at Kilauea Volcano:

Resources for 2018 Kilauea Lower East Rift Zone and Summit Activity
https://volcanoes.usgs.gov/observatories/hvo/activity_2018.html


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Re: Kilauea Volcano
« Reply #19 on: June 08, 2018, 07:31:15 PM »

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Kilauea destroys 600 homes, marking its most destructive eruption in modern times

The number of homes destroyed by lava has reached 600 since Kilauea started erupting on May 3, 2018, marking its most destructive eruption in modern times and the most destructive in the United States since the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens.

The number surpasses by far the 215 structures destroyed during Kilauea's earlier eruption cycle that began in 1983 and continued nearly nonstop over the next three decades. Hawaii County Mayor Harry Kim, whose house was also recently destroyed, said Kilauea has never destroyed so many homes before in such a short period of time.
https://watchers.news/2018/06/08/kilauea-destroys-600-homes-marking-its-most-destructive-eruption-in-modern-times/

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Re: Kilauea Volcano
« Reply #20 on: June 08, 2018, 07:41:30 PM »
Remarkable before/48 hours after slider picture in this Daily Mail article.

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Re: Kilauea Volcano
« Reply #21 on: June 08, 2018, 07:53:27 PM »
woa  8O

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Re: Kilauea Volcano
« Reply #22 on: June 16, 2018, 11:33:10 PM »
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« Reply #23 on: June 17, 2018, 03:09:24 AM »
 8O Wow!
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Re: Kilauea Volcano
« Reply #24 on: June 17, 2018, 04:53:05 AM »
That's incredible!  My guess on the speed would be 40-50 mph.

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Re: Kilauea Volcano
« Reply #25 on: June 17, 2018, 09:53:31 PM »
I agree! It's like watching a speeding train at a railroad crossing.

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Re: Kilauea Volcano
« Reply #26 on: June 17, 2018, 09:54:59 PM »
As amazing as this seems and with pieces of lava flying up and seeming to obey gravity, I still am skeptical. 

Have any geological services validated this?  Or helicopter views?

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Re: Kilauea Volcano
« Reply #27 on: June 17, 2018, 11:15:20 PM »
You could well be right Dale. I got the link from the twitter of someone who should know but that's no guarantee :dontknow: Fast lava" is generally just a few feet/second. The bird sounds worry me,  I would have thought the noise from the lava flow would have been deafening.

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Re: Kilauea Volcano
« Reply #28 on: June 18, 2018, 01:09:31 AM »
Niko, believe me, I'm in awe of nature as much as the next guy but way before the internet and editing tools, I've seen many a fake which seems to, due to the spectacular nature, is quickly passed on for others to be in awe and enjoy.

The flow of lava down a very steep cone is not nearly that fast.  Pyrotechnic blasts driven by explosive gas and water being depressurized and blowing is darned fast.

But look at the videos of the Colorado river with no more slope than the place shown, and water isn't flowing that fast.

The puzzling thing is those darned pieces of lava being thrown up and then coming down, about as my intuition would expect them to.

Either this is real or someone is very very clever at faking it.

I checked the Park site and the NGS sites with news from there today, and neither had anything like this at all.

I'm impressed with the mass of lava that has moved outward earlier but this volume would be enormous and one would think the NGS would be all over documenting and studying it.

Stay tuned, I'm sure we'll hear verification or debunking eventually.  In the mean time, I'm going to watch it again, for about the 30th time!

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Re: Kilauea Volcano
« Reply #29 on: June 18, 2018, 01:26:13 AM »
By no means scientific, but here are a couple things I found

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XFgTOrf0gIA

At about 8:20 there are some military escorted press phtographers, and the frogs chirping are similar, but in footage at 2:00 or so there are flows at expected speed, and with more 'lava noise' as one might expect.

Also, here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xWiohI78arM

with more footage of lava rivers and apparently the correct ambient noise.  Part way throgh there is not a river but near a rift with very loud and impressive noise.

I realize not the same situation, but still with the lava being thrown up in the air, might be somewhat similar.


 

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