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    Hawaii Volcano Shoots Lava into Sky; Evacuations Ordered

    Post  Seashore on Fri May 04, 2018 8:11 am

    This is from Yahoo dot com:


    Caleb Jones, Associated Press 6 hours ago

    HONOLULU (AP) -- Hawaii's Kilauea volcano erupted Thursday, sending lava shooting into the air in a residential neighborhood 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. Aerial drone footage showed a line of lava snaking through a forest.

    Resident Jeremiah Osuna captured drone footage of the lava burning through the trees, a scene he described as a "curtain of fire."

    "It sounded like if you were to put a bunch of rocks into a dryer and turn it on as high as you could. You could just smell sulfur and burning trees and underbrush and stuff," he told Honolulu television station KHON.

    Lava fountains were shooting 150 feet (46 meters) in the air, and molten lava spread out over an area about 200 yards (183 meters) wide behind one house in Leilani Estates, Big Island resident Ikaika Marzo told the Honolulu Star-Advertiser .

    "It sounds like a jet engine. It's going hard," he said.

    Officials said there is no way to predict how long the eruption will continue.

    Asta Miklius, a geophysicist with the U.S. Geological Survey Hawaiian Volcanoes Observatory, told The Associated Press that there is quite a bit of magma in the volcano's system.

    "It won't be just an hours-long eruption probably, but how long it will last will depend on whether the summit magma reservoir gets involved," she said.

    County, state and federal officials had been warning residents all week that they should be prepared to evacuate, as an eruption would give little warning. Officials at the U.S. Geological Survey on Thursday raised the volcano's alert level to warning status, the highest possible, meaning a hazardous eruption is imminent, underway or suspected.

    The county has ordered evacuations for all of Leilani Estates, which according to the 2010 U.S. Census has a population of 1,500. Hawaii Gov. David Ige also mobilized the Hawaii National Guard to assist with evacuations and security.

    Ige also signed an emergency proclamation providing state money for response efforts. There are about 770 structures in the subdivision where lava is flowing.

    Nearby community centers have opened for shelter.

    Ranson Yoneda, the recreation director for a Pahoa community center, was readying the gymnasium for evacuees after it was selected as a Red Cross evacuation center.

    He said so far, about 15 people have arrived, some with animals, and they are hungry for information.

    "They just want to know what's going on because they were told it's a mandatory evacuation," he said by telephone.

    The U.S. Geological Survey said new ground cracks were reported Thursday afternoon. Hot vapor emerged from a crack and spattering lava began to erupt.

    Scientists said areas downslope of the erupting vent were at risk of being covered by lava. Leilani Estates appeared to be at greatest risk, but scientists said new vents and outbreaks could occur and it's not possible to say where.

    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.

    The Puu Oo crater floor began to collapse Monday, triggering a series of earthquakes and pushing the lava into new underground chambers.

    The collapse caused magma to push more than 10 miles (16 kilometers) downslope toward the populated southeast coastline of the island.

    USGS geologist Janet Babb said the magma crossed under Highway 130, which leads to a popular volcano access point, on Tuesday night.

    Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency closed the area to visitors on Tuesday and ordered private tour companies to stop taking people into the region.

    Most of Kilauea's activity has been nonexplosive, but a 1924 eruption spewed ash and 10-ton (9-metric ton) rocks into the sky, leaving one man dead.

    Puu Oo's 1983 eruption resulted in lava fountains soaring over 1,500 feet (457 meters) high. In the decades since, the lava flow has buried dozens of square miles of land and destroyed many homes.

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    Associated Press journalists Audrey McAvoy in Honolulu and Mark Thiessen in Anchorage, Alaska, contributed to this report.

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/hawaii-volcano-erupts-county-issues-evacuation-orders-031722985.html
    This volcano is on the Big Island.  
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    Re: Hawaii Volcano Shoots Lava into Sky; Evacuations Ordered

    Post  mudra on Fri May 04, 2018 2:20 pm

    Thanks for the info Seashore.
    I have a friend living there I believe.
    Will check asap if she is ok.

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    Post  Seashore on Fri May 04, 2018 2:32 pm

    mudra wrote:Thanks for the info Seashore.
    I have a friend living there I believe.
    Will check asap if she is ok.

    Love from me
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    Does Carol live on the Big Island?
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    Post  mudra on Sat May 05, 2018 12:00 am

    Seashore wrote:
    mudra wrote:Thanks for the info Seashore.
    I have a friend living there I believe.
    Will check asap if she is ok.

    Love from me
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    Does Carol live on the Big Island?

    I have no idea Seashore.
    I see she was in here in the last 24h.

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    Post  Carol on Sat May 05, 2018 11:04 pm

    Yes, Seashore we're on Big Island and experiencing a lot of quakes. We're 50 miles north of the lava flow so in a good location.

    6.9-magnitude quake, eruptions prompt state of emergency on Big Island

    http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/38087728/puna-warned-series-of-quakes-could-indicate-eruption-is-possible

    5/04/2018 -- Large M6.9 earthquake strikes Hawaii -- Kilauea volcano now draining dropped about 1k feet. Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKSNcCzLKnE


    Strongest earthquake in 43 years hits Hawaii: Thousands of homes lose power, lava from Kilauea volcano spews onto streets, roads are cracked and emergency shelters open for evacuees
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5690403/Hawaii-volcano-forces-1-500-homes-lava-bubbles-up.html

    A earthquake of magnitude-6.9 hit about 12:33pm Friday and was centered near the south flank of Kilauea volcano. The Kilauea volcano sent more lava into Hawaii communities Friday, a day after forcing more than 1,500 people to flee from their mountainside homes, and authorities detected high levels of sulfur gas that could threaten the elderly and people with breathing problems.



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    Post  Seashore on Sun May 06, 2018 5:05 am

    Carol wrote:Yes, Seashore we're on Big Island and experiencing a lot of quakes.

    What is it like for you when each quake happens?  Does it become routine after awhile, or are they scary, every one of them?
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    Post  Carol on Mon May 14, 2018 12:49 pm

    Hawaii shuts down air space over eruptions - no more drone or helicopter footage - lava erupting and tossing material high in the sky. 20 fissures now. Some pour out lava about 40 feet tall. Toxic gasses and threat far from over. Ashes up to 20 thousand feet into the air and affecting an area of 12 miles.

    Seems the pressure has moved eastward… Todays update:




    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dyEg86HSHl8



    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pkX5lmD2nsM
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    Eruption Update Detailed In Official Press Conference (May 13, 2018)

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    Uranus changes sign every ~7 years. It has been in Aries since 11 March 2011 and will now move into Taurus on the 14-15th of May, just as the new moon also happens in Taurus. This zodiacal sign is of the element earth. Mercury enters Taurus today too together with the new moon, it will stay there until the full moon on the 29th.

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    Post  Carol on Mon May 14, 2018 12:59 pm

    Seashore wrote:
    Carol wrote:Yes, Seashore we're on Big Island and experiencing a lot of quakes.

    What is it like for you when each quake happens?  Does it become routine after awhile, or are they scary, every one of them?

    When the 6.9 hit I was standing in the driveway with one foot/leg into the car and one on the ground. It was a rolling gentle "long" quake. Not scary, confusing. When in the house and the quakes occur their all different. Some a jolt, most rolling, some a little shake. Nothing to be frightened of as were far enough away for the epi center so not as intense as it would be if we were close. These days when one occurs our daughter just yells out, "quake". Which goes to show how accustomed we've become to them. The side issue was 20 inches of rain in 3 days. Lots of overcast days, lots of rain. Seeing the sun on this side of the island is a treat. West side almost always sunny and hot since it's going into summer. Here, higher up, it's colder then normal where spouse was sitting out on the deck in early morning with his Oregon winter coat on.. in MAY. Unheard of. Temps at our location are about 10 degrees cooler. Not that much different on the west Kona side. It was cooler on the East Hilo side but most likely is back in the 80s. Most days for the past 8 months or so we're in the 60's/70's. With no central heating or AC, it's much more cooler and damp where we have to run the dehumidifier just to get the moisture out of the air. With all that moisture the grass shot up 10 - 15 inches in a week (kid you not) and it's been too wet to mow.


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    Post  Seashore on Mon May 14, 2018 5:00 pm

    Carol wrote:When the 6.9 hit I was standing in the driveway with one foot/leg into the car and one on the ground. It was a rolling gentle "long" quake. Not scary, confusing. When in the house and the quakes occur their all different. Some a jolt, most rolling, some a little shake. Nothing to be frightened of as were far enough away for the epi center so not as intense as it would be if we were close. These days when one occurs our daughter just yells out, "quake". Which goes to show how accustomed we've become to them. The side issue was 20 inches of rain in 3 days. Lots of overcast days, lots of rain. Seeing the sun on this side of the island is a treat. West side almost always sunny and hot since it's going into summer. Here, higher up, it's colder then normal where spouse was sitting out on the deck in early morning with his Oregon winter coat on.. in MAY. Unheard of. Temps at our location are about 10 degrees cooler. Not that much different on the west Kona side. It was cooler on the East Hilo side but most likely is back in the 80s. Most days for the past 8 months or so we're in the 60's/70's. With no central heating or AC, it's much more cooler and damp where we have to run the dehumidifier just to get the moisture out of the air. With all that moisture the grass shot up 10 - 15 inches in a week (kid you not) and it's been too wet to mow.
    Carol,

    Thanks so much for sharing.

    I only have the perspective of something I saw on TV many, many years ago.  (I don't even pay for TV anymore; I rely on internet.)

    Because it's TV, it could be completely exaggerated and ridiculous.

    Anyway, it was the TV series LA Law.  I used to watch re-runs of it every day when I came home from work.  On one of the episodes, it showed the lawyers hovering under the conference table when they met routinely every morning, because there was an earthquake (yawn), and they were eating doughnuts while they hovered!

    I thought to myself, "My God."

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