Tag Archives: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Kilauea Volcano puts on quite a show


Hawaii News Digest, 11 September 2017, 2250 hrs, UTC, Post #15576.

Source:

http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/36339009/video-captures-stunning-display-of-lava-streams-from-kilauea-volcano

Accessed on 11 September 2017, 2250 hrs, UTC.

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Comment:

Hawaii Island’s Kilauea Volcano continues to put on quite a show for visitors and residents alike.  This video taken from a Paradise Helicopter shows the bright orange streams of lava cascading down a 30-foot cone.  The 61g lava flow has been active since early 2016 and shows no signs of letting up.

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Madam Pele puts on a stunning, but short lived lava-falls show


Hawaii News Digest, 24 August 2017, 04:20 hrs, UTC, Post #15471.

Source:

http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/36204623/madam-pele-puts-on-a-stunning-but-short-lived-lava-falls-show

Reporter:  Dillon Ancheta (Hawaii News Now).

Accessed on 24 August 2017, 04:20 hrs, UTC.

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Comment:

Those visiting the Kamokuna ocean lava flow entry this past Saturday witnessed a spectacular 9 1/2 hour show, as a “waterfall of lava was seen spewing over the edge of a sea cliff into a delta below.”

According to reporter Dillon Ancheta, the powerful display was short lived:

“Scientists at the USGS said a lava breakout started around 4:10 a.m. almost 400 feet up the slope. As lava built up, it overflowed the ledge of the sea cliff on the western side of the ramp, near the tubed-over firehose. ”

“By 1:30 p.m., the flow was gone.”

“Photos captured by USGS scientists show bright orange strands of lava steadily pouring into off the cliff just after sunrise Saturday. ”

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea ocean entry hazards — the plume is not your friend | Hawaii Tribune-Herald


Recent visitors to the Kamokuna ocean entry have been greeted with the spectacular sight of Kilauea’s lava pouring into the sea to form some of the newest land on Earth.

Source: Volcano Watch: Kilauea ocean entry hazards — the plume is not your friend | Hawaii Tribune-Herald (http://hawaiitribune-herald.com/news/community/vocano-watch-kilauea-ocean-entry-hazards-plume-not-your-friend).

Accessed on 18 September 2016, 22:55 hrs, UTC.

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Comment:

Here’s the latest volcano watch from the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.  In addition to the Kilauea Volcano update, the report also outlines some of the precautions needed before you approach the ocean entry site of lava flow 61G.

Be aware of the dangers presented by lava delta collapses near the ocean entry point.  The new land is unstable and may “trigger explosions that hurl rocks hundreds of meters (yards) inland and seaward.”  These explosions may create large waves of scalding water which could reach far inland.

Lava tubes leading to the ocean entry point can be unstable and weak, making walking over them extremely dangerous.

Ocean entry steam plumes can contain volcanic glass, seawater steam, and hydrochloric acid.  These fumes could create respiratory distress and render you unable to escape.

If you hike into the ocean entry area, be sure to come with plenty of water, sunscreen, and suitable clothing, including sturdy hiking boots.  Stick to the trail and don’t wander off into a benign-looking slab of lava.

Follow these tips and enjoy the volcanic display safely.


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KHNL: Lava lake visible atop Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano


By The Associated Press The U.S. Geological Survey says a lake of lava has come into view atop Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano, and a burst of seismic activity has shaken the sum

Source: KHNL: Lava lake visible atop Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano (m.hawaiinewsnow.com/hawaiinewsnow/db_331263/contentdetail.htm?contentguid=0ZfpO5rT).

Accessed on 11 September 2016, 23:40 hrs, UTC.

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Comment:

According to the USGS, the is the first time the lava lake has been visible since May 2015.  At least one earthquake and a few “smaller event” have occurred while the lava lake was rising.

Meanwhile, the ocean entry of lava flow 61G continues to draw thousands of visitors to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.


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Kamokuna ocean entry flow now spans a kilometer | Hawaii Tribune-Herald


The Kamokuna ocean entry has grown to a kilometer in length as lava from Kilauea’s Pu‘u ‘O‘o vent continues to pour over the coastline.

Source: Kamokuna ocean entry flow now spans a kilometer | Hawaii Tribune-Herald (http://hawaiitribune-herald.com/news/local-news/kamokun-ocean-entry-flow-spans-kilometer).

Accessed on 23 August 2016, 16:55 hrs, UTC.

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Comment:

The ocean entry point of lava flow 61G (Kamokuna) near Kalapana has grown to a kilometer in length as lava from the upslope Pu’u ‘O’o vent continues to pour into the sea.

According to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park officials, lava has “almost completely filled in the gap between the original ocean entries, helping to merge what was two separate lava deltas along the coast inside Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.”

Lava flow 61G began on 24 May 2016 and entered the ocean on 26 July 2016 after traveling 6.7 miles.


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Big Island Lava Flow Safe for Tourists? – AroundHawaii.com


Big Island Lava Flow Safe for Tourists? – Pele is both beautiful and dangerous!

Source: Big Island Lava Flow Safe for Tourists? – AroundHawaii.com (http://www.aroundhawaii.com/travel/big-island-lava-flow-safe-tourists/).

Accessed on 20 August 2016, 06:15 hrs, UTC.

Reporter:  David Oshiro, lead developer of AroundHawaii.com and senior digital developer at Oceanic Time-Warner Cable Media.

Please click link to read the full article and to view the stunning videos of lava flow 61G

Comment:

A timely and necessary discussion of the hazards you may encounter if you want to see lava flow 61G as it enters the ocean near Kalapana. Oshiro does an excellent job of warning about the dangers presented by active lava flows and the socially responsible behavior needed to enjoy this spectacle of nature without treading upon Hawaiian beliefs and customs.  The lava flow videos are stunning and frightening at the same time.  For more information on visiting Pele in her own back yard, visit the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park website at https://www.nps.gov/havo/index.htm.


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Lava from Hawaii volcano cascades into sea in vivid display – Hawaii News Now – KGMB and KHNL


Source: Lava from Hawaii volcano cascades into sea in vivid display – Hawaii News Now – KGMB and KHNL (http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/32785498/lava-from-hawaii-volcano-cascades-into-sea-in-vivid-display).

Accessed on 18 August 2016, 16:30 hrs, UTC.

Reporter: Caleb Jones (Associated Press, Honolulu).

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Comment:

Thousands of people have come to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park to see, hear, and even smell lava flow 61G as it meets the Pacific Ocean near Kalapana.

Associated Press reporter Caleb Jones says reaching the lava flow “requires a boat, a helicopter, or strong legs”–the hike is an arduous 10-mile trek on a gravel emergency road surrounded by lava and rough terrain.

According the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park officials, visitor counts are running around 6,000 per day, including those on tour boats who want to see the lava entry away from shore.  To date, lava flow 61G has created approximately 8 acres of new land.


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