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Kilauea Volcano Blows Plume Of Ash (Rare Activity)
KITV ^ | 3/24/2008 | n/a

Posted on 03/25/2008 8:01:38 AM PDT by Pyro7480

A plume of ash towered from Kilauea Volcano's Halema`uma`u caldera on Monday, according to scientists with the U.S. Geological Survey.

Lava erupted from the crater overnight in relatively small amounts. It is the first time lava erupted from Halema`uma`u Crater since 1982, according to USGS officials.

Scientists candidly told KITV that this is new ground for them. The ash plume thousands of feet high, erupting from the Halema'uma'u caldera of Kilauea indicates a change of geophysical plumbing deep under the volcano which scientists said they do not understand quite yet.

"Not quite sure. It could involve water, the rapid expansion of water. We know that it involves some lava at this point," said Jim Kauahikaua of the U.S. Geological Survey.

The scientists that have monitored Kilauea for years are now turning to experts at Mount St. Helens, who are more expert at volcanic ash.

Scientists found lava forms, including what they call Pele's tears and Pele's hair, which look like spun glass and spatter -- molten rock tossed and cooled into stone.

The ash plume is not causing serious problems for residents yet because steady trades have blown it west toward the slopes of Mauna Loa and over the town of Pahala to the southwest. However, Pahala has seen a change in the environment.

"It's made our air less crystal clear than it usually is that's for sure, and of course people who have asthma and other respiratory problems are being asked to take care of themselves," Pahala resident Julia Neal said.

The release of ash comes days after an explosion on the crater's rim blew debris over a 75-acre area. The explosion left a carved out a small crater in the rim.

It was the first explosion there since 1924.


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; US: Hawaii
KEYWORDS: catastrophism; hawaii; kilauea; volcano
Video at the link above.


1 posted on 03/25/2008 8:01:40 AM PDT by Pyro7480
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To: cogitator; SunkenCiv

Ping!


2 posted on 03/25/2008 8:03:17 AM PDT by Pyro7480 ("Jesu, Jesu, Jesu, esto mihi Jesus" -St. Ralph Sherwin's last words at Tyburn)
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To: Pyro7480

Obviously caused by global warming.


3 posted on 03/25/2008 8:03:58 AM PDT by ElkGroveDan (When you choose the lesser of two evils, you still have evil.)
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To: ElkGroveDan

All Bush’s and Karl Rove’s fault...don’t forget...


4 posted on 03/25/2008 8:05:11 AM PDT by stefanbatory
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To: stefanbatory

George Bush hates Hawaiians!


5 posted on 03/25/2008 8:08:06 AM PDT by ConservaTexan (February 6, 1911)
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To: Pyro7480

Who outed Plume’s ash?


6 posted on 03/25/2008 8:09:09 AM PDT by VRWCmember
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To: HairOfTheDog; ecurbh; Ramius

volcano ping...


7 posted on 03/25/2008 8:10:51 AM PDT by Corin Stormhands (When life gives you lemons...don't forget the vodka...)
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To: ConservaTexan

I hope it doesn’t threaten the Kona Brewing Company.


8 posted on 03/25/2008 8:20:44 AM PDT by Dr. Ursus (( commander of the simian host))
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To: Corin Stormhands

I don’t know where I’m gonna go. When the volcano blow.


9 posted on 03/25/2008 8:20:54 AM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us... one chance in three. More tea?)
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To: Corin Stormhands

This is actually really interesting. There must be something really different going on somewhere down there. It could be dangerous.


10 posted on 03/25/2008 8:24:08 AM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us... one chance in three. More tea?)
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To: Pyro7480

Ash alert!


11 posted on 03/25/2008 8:25:34 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: ClearCase_guy

LOL.


12 posted on 03/25/2008 8:25:56 AM PDT by savedbygrace (SECURE THE BORDERS FIRST (I'M YELLING ON PURPOSE))
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To: ClearCase_guy

LMAO! ;-)


13 posted on 03/25/2008 8:26:17 AM PDT by tiredoflaundry (High Maintenance Estrogen Bot........... look out :0))
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To: Pyro7480

“Plume of ash”
= to how man truck and car exhausts?


14 posted on 03/25/2008 8:27:19 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ("Don't touch that thing")
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To: Dr. Ursus; BIGLOOK
I hope it doesn’t threaten the Kona Brewing Company.

That could make for an interesting brew...I wonder where they get their hops from?

15 posted on 03/25/2008 8:45:53 AM PDT by HiJinx (~ Support our Troops ~ www.americasupportsyou.mil ~)
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To: Pyro7480; 75thOVI; AFPhys; aimhigh; Alice in Wonderland; AndrewC; aristotleman; Avoiding_Sulla; ...
Thanks Pyro7480. I liked that -- their air is "less crystal clear" right now. :')
 
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16 posted on 03/25/2008 8:45:59 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/______________________Profile updated Saturday, March 1, 2008)
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To: Pyro7480

Man. Who’s gonna foot the carbon credits for this thing?


17 posted on 03/25/2008 8:54:02 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Benedict Arnold was against the Terrorist Surveillance Program)
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To: ElkGroveDan
Why is the smoke white?


18 posted on 03/25/2008 9:10:57 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: Pyro7480

How many carbon credits will this cost Hawaii?


19 posted on 03/25/2008 9:18:47 AM PDT by polymuser (Those who believe in something eventually prevail over those who believe in nothing.)
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To: Pyro7480

Whew! Good thing I left Hawai’i yesterday.


20 posted on 03/25/2008 9:22:37 AM PDT by Madistan
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To: Pyro7480

Oooooooo. Were heading for Maui for 2-weeks in April. We just may have to schedule a side trip to the Big Island to see this.


21 posted on 03/25/2008 9:23:18 AM PDT by NavyCanDo
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To: Madistan

I made a stop in Kona last night and the air was like LA Smog.


22 posted on 03/25/2008 9:44:46 AM PDT by CJ Wolf (Let Freedom Ping List - Ron Paul - Ron Paul - Ron Paul - Join it.)
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To: NavyCanDo
We just may have to schedule a side trip to the Big Island to see this.

Well worth it...

23 posted on 03/25/2008 9:57:09 AM PDT by HiJinx (~ Support our Troops ~ www.americasupportsyou.mil ~)
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To: Puppage

“...Why is the smoke white?...”

A new Pope has been elected.


24 posted on 03/25/2008 1:02:32 PM PDT by NCC-1701 (PUT AN END TO ORGANIZED CRIME. ABOLISH THE I.R.S.)
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To: CJ Wolf

” I made a stop in Kona last night and the air was like LA Smog.”

My family and I arrived on the 25th ...Guess it had all cleared by then . Loved Kona / Big Island . Hated like hell to leave and return to Japan ...


25 posted on 04/03/2008 3:03:56 AM PDT by sushiman
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To: sushiman

Yep hated like hell to return to Virginia. I was only at the kona airport for several hours. Spent my time in Maui. See any whales?


26 posted on 04/03/2008 5:35:45 AM PDT by CJ Wolf (Let Freedom Ping List - Ron Paul - Ron Paul - Ron Paul - Join it.)
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To: CJ Wolf

” Yep hated like hell to return to Virginia. I was only at the kona airport for several hours. Spent my time in Maui. See any whales? “

PM about Maui . Thinking of heading there next time .

Oh - didn’t see any whales .


27 posted on 04/03/2008 8:05:48 PM PDT by sushiman
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To: sushiman

Willie K rocks.


28 posted on 04/03/2008 8:08:00 PM PDT by plymaniac
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To: NavyCanDo

we were just there in Feb. Darn it!

At the time they were noting unusual activity and high levels of SO2. We were hoping to see something, but no such luck. Im jealous you will be there, definitely worth the side trip.


29 posted on 04/03/2008 8:12:03 PM PDT by Mom MD (The scorn of fools is music to the ears of the wise)
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