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44 Acres of Coastline Collapse in Hawaii
Associated Press via Breitbart ^ | December 2, 2005

Posted on 12/02/2005 9:14:27 PM PST by Daralundy

HAWAII VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK, Hawaii - About 44 acres of coastline collapsed into the ocean this week, setting loose a glowing stream of lava that shot out from the newly exposed cliffside 45 feet above the water. The plume, 6 feet in diameter, sent up a tower of steam as it hit the water and began forming a ramp of new land.

The collapse of solidified lava shelf and sea cliff Monday was the largest since Kilauea Volcano began its current eruption in 1983.

Jim Kauahikaua, scientist-in-charge of the U.S. Geological Survey's Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, said a collapse warning was issued in June because the shelf had become large and had formed cracks. Large collapses had happened in the area before.

Rumblings tipped scientists to Monday's collapse, which took about 4 1/2 hours. Even at that relatively slow pace, the effect was spectacular.

"The cliff just caved away like a glacier," said park spokesman Jim Gale. "It just sheared off that old wall. There's this gigantic steam plume and you see the red just falling down _ an incredible fire hose display."

The collapse sent out globs of lava and head-size boulders. Sheets of volcanic glass called limu o Pele, after the Hawaiian goddess of fire, and thin strands of volcanic glass known as Pele's hair were found 1,800 feet inland.


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Hawaii
KEYWORDS: bushsfault; coastline; collapse; hawaii; kilauea; lava; volcano
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Hawaii is falling into the sea.
1 posted on 12/02/2005 9:14:28 PM PST by Daralundy
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To: Daralundy

2 posted on 12/02/2005 9:16:55 PM PST by nuconvert (No More Axis of Evil by Christmas ! TLR) [there's a lot of bad people in the pistachio business])
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To: Daralundy

Has George Norry been informed?


3 posted on 12/02/2005 9:19:05 PM PST by don-o (Don't be a Freeploader. Do the right thing. Become a Monthly Donor! '98'er)
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To: Daralundy

Okay, I'll be the first: Global Warming.


4 posted on 12/02/2005 9:19:13 PM PST by Jeff Chandler (Peace Begins in the Womb)
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To: Daralundy

Okay, I'll be the first: This is Bush's fault.


5 posted on 12/02/2005 9:19:37 PM PST by Jeff Chandler (Peace Begins in the Womb)
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To: Daralundy

6 posted on 12/02/2005 9:20:04 PM PST by SC Swamp Fox (Aim small, miss small.)
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To: Daralundy

Okay, I'll be the first: Signs of the End Times.


7 posted on 12/02/2005 9:20:08 PM PST by Jeff Chandler (Peace Begins in the Womb)
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To: Daralundy

8 posted on 12/02/2005 9:20:40 PM PST by cgk (Cheney: Senators Reid, Kerry & Rockefeller were unable to attend due to a prior lack of commitment.)
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To: nuconvert
There has been talk of a large chunk of the Big Island falling into the sea causing a thousand foot tidal wave across the Pacific...

Another reason I am glad I live 2000 miles away from the Left Coast...

9 posted on 12/02/2005 9:22:41 PM PST by Bender2 (Even dirty old robots need love!)
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To: cgk

36 seconds.


10 posted on 12/02/2005 9:22:44 PM PST by SC Swamp Fox (Aim small, miss small.)
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To: Daralundy

"About 44 acres of coastline collapsed into the ocean this week..."

No big deal. When coastline collapses into the ocean, what are you left with? More coastline.


11 posted on 12/02/2005 9:26:19 PM PST by Buck W. (Yesterday's Intelligentsia are today's Irrelevantsia.)
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To: Daralundy

Considering how much an acre of coastline cost in Hawaii, that was an expensive collapse. ;-)


12 posted on 12/02/2005 9:27:56 PM PST by coconutt2000 (NO MORE PEACE FOR OIL!!! DOWN WITH TYRANTS, TERRORISTS, AND TIMIDCRATS!!!! (3-T's For World Peace))
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To: Jeff Chandler

Okay, I'll be first: Buy GOLD!


13 posted on 12/02/2005 9:34:16 PM PST by Petronski (Cyborg is the greatest blessing I have ever known.)
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To: Jeff Chandler

Okay, I'll be the first. It's called NATURE.


14 posted on 12/02/2005 9:34:59 PM PST by Westlander (Unleash the Neutron Bomb)
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To: Buck W.

I dunno. How big is the island?


15 posted on 12/02/2005 9:35:21 PM PST by Daralundy
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To: Daralundy
Actually it is a fairly common occurrence as is part of the cycle that is continuing to build the island of Hawaii.
16 posted on 12/02/2005 9:36:52 PM PST by COEXERJ145 (Those Who Want to Impeach President Bush Are the Party of Treason.)
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To: Daralundy

I had a friend once that was a photographer and he was standing on the cliffs over the sea where the flows were coming out trying to get some awesome pictures of the hot lave pouring into the sea. That shelf also gave way and he was never seen again...What a way to go , no?


17 posted on 12/02/2005 9:37:04 PM PST by injin
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To: Daralundy
Must be Bush's fault, he must have planted some bombs to make it happen.

< /sarcasm >

18 posted on 12/02/2005 9:38:39 PM PST by Dustbunny (Main Stream Media -- Making 'Max Headroom' a reality.)
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To: injin

Sorry to hear but I bet it was quick.


19 posted on 12/02/2005 9:40:09 PM PST by Xenophobic Alien (Kerry lost. Please take that stupid bumper sticker off your car!)
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To: Dustbunny

If only Bush had signed the Kyoto protocol and not attacked Iraq, this wouldn't have happened!
< / sarc


20 posted on 12/02/2005 9:52:15 PM PST by JRios1968 ("Cogito, ergo FReep": I think, therefore I FReep.)
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To: Buck W.
No big deal. When coastline collapses into the ocean, what are you left with? More coastline.

Not that I care (I didn't even care about the Tsunami) but it is actually reduced coastline. If you were to picture the island as a circle, a collapse of the coastline could only result in a circle with a smaller circumfernce. Unless somehow the collaps of the coastline left massive fjords like you see in Norway.

21 posted on 12/02/2005 10:05:56 PM PST by Rodney King (No, we can't all just get along.)
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To: Bender2

Yeah, but the East Coast has talk of the Canary Islands sloughing off, sending huge wave to wipe out coastal cities.


22 posted on 12/02/2005 10:05:58 PM PST by Calvin Locke
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To: Calvin Locke
Yeah, but the East Coast has talk of the Canary Islands sloughing off, sending huge wave to wipe out coastal cities.

The overwhelming majority of the tsunami research community has roundly debunked this scenario; landslide tsunami have difficulty propagating long distances. It's something frantically overhyped.

23 posted on 12/02/2005 10:07:53 PM PST by Strategerist
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To: Calvin Locke

Re: "Yeah, but the East Coast has talk of the Canary Islands sloughing off, sending huge wave to wipe out coastal cities."

Yeah, that's why I am also happy to be 1,000 miles from the East Coast and some 300 miles from the Gulf Coast...


24 posted on 12/02/2005 10:13:15 PM PST by Bender2 (Even dirty old robots need love!)
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To: Daralundy

That's okay. They'll make more.


25 posted on 12/02/2005 10:14:19 PM PST by July 4th (A vacant lot cancelled out my vote for Bush.)
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To: COEXERJ145
Wow, it sounds like that was a spectacular display!

I wonder if anyone filmed it?

A while ago there were no Islands there. Then the volcanoes started to form them.

Already this is creating more land.

Cool
26 posted on 12/02/2005 10:19:29 PM PST by Syncro
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To: Daralundy

In this photo provided by the U.S. Geological Survey's Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, the collapse of 44-acres, (17.6-hectares) at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is seen falling into the ocean Monday, Nov. 28, 2005, exposing a 60-foot cliff and a 6-foot in diameter stream of lava shooting from the cliff face. The glowing lava has since formed a ramp of new land as it continues to pour out into the ocean sending up a tower of steam. The collapse of solidified lava and sea cliff is the largest since Kilauea Volcano began its current eruption in 1983. (AP Photo/Courtesy U.S. Geological Survey's Hawaiian Volcano Observatory)


27 posted on 12/02/2005 10:23:54 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Monthly Donor spoken Here. Go to ... https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: NormsRevenge

28 posted on 12/02/2005 10:24:26 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Monthly Donor spoken Here. Go to ... https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Daralundy
Hawaii is falling into the sea.

Correct me if wrong, but I thought it was just the opposite. I believe Hawaii is actually building itself and growing.

29 posted on 12/02/2005 10:28:06 PM PST by Dont_Tread_On_Me_888 (Bush's #1 priority Africa. #2 priority appease Fox and Mexico . . . USA priority #64.)
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To: Daralundy
About 44 acres of coastline collapsed into the ocean this week, setting loose a glowing stream of lava that shot out from the newly exposed cliffside 45 feet above the water

Looks like another drunk castmember of "Lost" was up to no good.

30 posted on 12/02/2005 10:30:38 PM PST by montag813
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To: Daralundy

what a pessimist....i say hawaii is growing a coastline


31 posted on 12/02/2005 10:38:56 PM PST by kajingawd (" happy with stone underhead, let Heaven and Earth go about their changes")
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To: Daralundy

I have been to Hawaii Volcano Park several times and have stood within several feet of the surface flows of this volcano. It is amazing to see up close and our pictures do not fully capture the awe you feel being there. The rangers go to the lava flows with groups and they tell people not to go past a certain point. The volcano is relatively calm in that it is not spewing lava, but is just slow flowing. But wow, I remember seeing part of this coast being formed and now its falling into the ocean.


32 posted on 12/02/2005 11:50:23 PM PST by TheresaKett
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To: Daralundy
It's Bush's fault... Mt Vesuvius, Krakatowa, Mt. St. Helens, the sinking of the Titanic, solar flares, and The Man In The Moon!

Damn Republicans really flame my butt!

33 posted on 12/03/2005 12:15:59 AM PST by Cobra64
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To: Bender2

"That's why I am also happy to be 1,000 miles from the East Coast and some 300 miles from the Gulf Coast..."

Two words: New Madrid!


34 posted on 12/03/2005 12:30:08 AM PST by geopyg (Ever Vigilant, Never Fearful)
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To: Bender2

Geologic records show that a large chunk of one of the Islands fell into the ocean. It send a wave over 400' tall right into the bay of Honolulu if I recall. (It was some place with lots of skyscrappers). And they're monitoring some big huge crack (miles long and several feet wide) on one of the islands for movement.


35 posted on 12/03/2005 12:34:31 AM PST by geopyg (Ever Vigilant, Never Fearful)
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To: Buck W.
"When coastline collapses into the ocean, what are you left with? More coastline.

Actually, on an island, if enough coastline falls away, you are left with only ocean.

36 posted on 12/03/2005 6:49:17 AM PST by norwaypinesavage
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To: norwaypinesavage

When does a cuumb become half a crumb?


37 posted on 12/03/2005 7:40:15 AM PST by al baby (Father of the beeber)
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To: al baby

Crumb boy im dump


38 posted on 12/03/2005 7:45:19 AM PST by al baby (Father of the beeber)
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To: Bender2
There has been talk of a large chunk of the Big Island falling into the sea causing a thousand foot tidal wave across the Pacific...

Who is talking about that?

Come'on a 1000' wave generated that will travel thousands of miles because a big chuck of relatively small island fell into the sea. How far can it fall? A few hundred feet?

It think those talking about this have been watching too many Hollywood scifi movies.

39 posted on 12/03/2005 7:47:41 AM PST by Fzob (Why does this tag line keep showing up?)
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To: Daralundy

The lava bubble has burst.


40 posted on 12/03/2005 7:48:02 AM PST by steveo (Fathers Against Rude Television...)
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To: Daralundy

About 44 acres smaller now.


41 posted on 12/03/2005 8:24:20 AM PST by Tennessee_Bob ("Those who "abjure" violence can only do so because others are committing violence on their behalf.")
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To: Daralundy

The photo looks like it was 44 acres of vertical land.


42 posted on 12/03/2005 8:26:27 AM PST by Rebelbase (Food stamps, section-8, State paid Child support, etc. pay more than the min. wage.)
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To: Jeff Chandler
I'll be the first: Signs of the End Times.

That, and the fact that I had a date last night - it's The Apocalypse!

43 posted on 12/03/2005 8:28:10 AM PST by Tennessee_Bob ("Those who "abjure" violence can only do so because others are committing violence on their behalf.")
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To: nuconvert
Spectacular photo. How soon before a Las Vegas strip hotel duplicates this for an outside come-on-in display?

Leni

44 posted on 12/03/2005 8:32:19 AM PST by MinuteGal
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To: norwaypinesavage

"Actually, on an island, if enough coastline falls away, you are left with only ocean."

True, but this seemed like a pretty big island. Besides, my comment was meant to be cleverly humorous, not topographically correct. :)


45 posted on 12/03/2005 8:34:49 AM PST by Buck W. (Yesterday's Intelligentsia are today's Irrelevantsia.)
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To: Daralundy

This is awesome.
Hope someone filmed it.


46 posted on 12/03/2005 9:34:43 AM PST by nmh (Intelligent people believe in Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: injin

"I had a friend once that was a photographer and he was standing on the cliffs over the sea where the flows were coming out trying to get some awesome pictures of the hot lave pouring into the sea. That shelf also gave way and he was never seen again...What a way to go , no?"

OOOUCH! Wouldn't want to be in his shoes.


47 posted on 12/03/2005 9:36:39 AM PST by nmh (Intelligent people believe in Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: NormsRevenge

Nice picture!


48 posted on 12/03/2005 9:37:45 AM PST by nmh (Intelligent people believe in Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: Tennessee_Bob

Scoffers are also a "sign of the times".


49 posted on 12/03/2005 9:38:56 AM PST by nmh (Intelligent people believe in Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: Rodney King

The ongoing lava flow, which caused the collapse, will fill in the gap and then some. This side of the island is a growing edge.


50 posted on 12/03/2005 10:59:28 AM PST by hinckley buzzard
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