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  • Interesting: Found a live YouTube video website link, of the Hawaii Volcano. Here it is.

    05/21/2018 11:25:12 PM PDT · by cba123 · 58 replies
    You Tube ^ | (live now) | YouTube
    Hi Everyone. OK this is a bit unusual. I was just on YouTube however, and found this live link, for the erupting volcano there right now. I will link in the next post, to the video. Live.
  • Hawaii volcano activity prompts new threats as man seriously injured from lava spatter

    05/20/2018 7:41:36 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 18 replies
    foxnews ^ | KatherineLam
    A man was seriously injured when he was hit with lava spatter while standing on his third-floor balcony — the first known injury related to Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano eruptions as new volcanic activity creates new threats in surrounding neighborhoods. The homeowner on Noni Farms Road was hit with lava on the shin and taken to the hospital with serious injuries, Janet Snyder, spokeswoman for the Office of the Mayor, told Reuters. "It hit him on the shin, and shattered everything from there down on his leg," Snyder said, adding that the lava spatter could weigh “as much as a refrigerator.”...
  • Island on fire

    05/20/2018 6:11:23 AM PDT · by texas booster · 34 replies
    West Hawaii Today ^ | May 20, 2018 12:05 am | Tom Callus
    HILO — A fiery river of molten rock was on a collision course Saturday night with Highway 137 and the Pacific Ocean, prompting officials to warn about hazardous volcanic gas known as “laze” if lava meets the sea. The crossing, which hadn’t happened by press time, would effectively split lower Puna in two, leaving only Highway 130 as the escape route for residents from Opihikao to Kalapana. That route remained passable after state highway crews placed plates over ground cracks formed due to magma intrusion along Kilauea’s East Rift Zone. Talmadge Magno, Hawaii County Civil Defense administrator, said there are...
  • These are the California volcanoes most likely to erupt first

    05/19/2018 1:20:17 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 41 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | May 18, 2018 | Amy Graff
    It's not only a possibility in the Hawaiian Islands. A chain of about 40 volcanos runs along the West Coast between Canada and Mexico and all have the potential to become active. (The potential for each peak is outlined in the gallery above.) They've all erupted at least once in the past 10,000 years and they all have a supply of magma under them.
  • Summit of Hawaii's Kilauea volcano erupts, sending plume of ash and smoke 30,000 feet high

    05/17/2018 10:33:53 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 22 replies
    CNN ^ | 05/17/2018 | By Eliott C. McLaughlin and Keith Allen
    An eruption from the Kilauea volcano's summit shot ash and smoke into the air early Thursday on Hawaii's Big Island, and the resulting plume is expected to cover the surrounding area, according to the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory. The volcanic cloud reached 30,000 feet, the US Geological Survey said. That's a little below the cruising altitude of a jetliner. "At any time, activity may again become more explosive, increasing the intensity of ash production and producing ballistic projectiles near the vent," the USGS said. "Ballistic projectiles may be produced should steam-driven explosions occur. Impacts will be limited to an area around...
  • M 6.9 - 16km SW of Leilani Estates, Hawaii

    05/04/2018 4:10:46 PM PDT · by NY.SS-Bar9 · 91 replies
    USGS ^ | 0504/18 | USGS
    Big one
  • Shakin' and Bakin' on the Big Island

    05/04/2018 3:23:39 PM PDT · by Oscar in Batangas · 65 replies
    USGS ^ | May 5, 2015 | Self
    A pretty large earthquake has just accompanied the recent volcanic emissions from the Big Island's most interesting dynamic natural display. Stay tuned and alert for more developments.

    07/25/2004 12:36:29 AM PDT · by Yosemitest · 42 replies · 4,157+ views
    Ship-sinking monster waves revealed by ESA satellites   Rare photo of a rogue wave     21 July 2004  Once dismissed as a nautical myth, freakish ocean waves that rise as tall as ten-storey apartment blocks have been accepted as a leading cause of large ship sinkings. Results from ESA's ERS satellites helped establish the widespread existence of these 'rogue' waves and are now being used to study their origins.  Severe weather has sunk more than 200 supertankers and container ships exceeding 200 metres in length during the last two decades. Rogue waves are believed to be the major...
  • Explosive eruption at Kilauea summit sends ash plume miles into air

    05/17/2018 9:17:46 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 132 replies
    HI News Now ^ | Updated:Thursday, May 17th 2018, 10:59 am CDT | By HNN Staff
    An "explosive" eruption from Kilauea's summit on Thursday morning sent an ash plume soaring some 25,000 feet into the air, and officials are warning that the ash will cover a large part of the Big Island. MORE Kilauea Eruption Coverage of the Kilauea eruption threatening Puna subdivisions. More News Links What to do in case an eruption sends ashfall into your community Scientists are warning about the possibility of an explosive eruption at Kilauea's summit. (Image: USGS) The National Weather Service has issued an ashfall advisory after radar showed the massive plume. Hawaii Volcano Observatory officials confirmed that there was...
  • Hawaii residents near volcano deal with falling ash, toxic gas, fears of the 'big one'

    05/15/2018 10:52:23 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 40 replies
    CNN ^ | Tue May 15, 2018 | Holly Yan, Madison Park, Scott McLean and Steve Almasy,
    Fissure 17 is the longest and has been shooting lava like a fountain and "sending spatter more than 100 feet into the air," the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory said. It is more than a mile long but its advance has slowed to 20 yards per hour, slightly more than a quarter-mile a day. Coombs said the fissure had diminished in intensity, but officials said activity can go up just as quickly as it goes down. Still, many of the fissures are emitting "quite a bit" of sulfur dioxide. Two new fissures are small with not much lava coming from them, she...
  • Afternoon Eruption Update – New Fissure, Lower Puna Vacation Rentals

    05/12/2018 6:12:42 PM PDT · by texas booster · 22 replies
    Big Island Video News ^ | May 12 2018 | BIVN
    As on noon on Saturday, emergency officials report fissure 16 is venting lava spatter about a mile below the Puna Geothermal Venture property and a mile west, or Kalapana side, of highway 132. No residences are affected at this time, and no lava flow has been generated, civil defense says. According to the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory: Minor spattering activity has been reported from a new fissure (16) that has opened about 0645 this morning about 1 mile northeast of fissure 15 at the northeast end of the existing vent system. No significant lava flow from this new fissure has...
  • Volcano eruption fears as almost 300 earthquakes rock Spanish holiday hotspot [Canary Islands]

    05/08/2018 7:20:38 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 16 replies ^ | Tuesday, 08 May 2018 10:24 | By Karl Smallman
    MORE than 270 earthquakes have been recorded in just ten days near Spain’s Canary Islands raising fears of a volcanic eruption. The quakes have struck near Tenerife and Gran Canaria in the Canary Islands where there is a huge submarine fault between the two islands. Spain’s National Geographic Institute said the biggest recent quake reached a magnitude of 3.2 on the Richter scale at only about 35km from Puerto La Luz in Gran Canaria. A report said the fault line has not been active in recent times, but it added, “What if it started spewing magma again? And what if...
  • Hawaii's Kilauea volcano erupts, county issues evacuations

    05/03/2018 11:02:04 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 135 replies
    ABC News ^ | 05/03/18
    Hawaii's Kilauea volcano erupted Thursday, releasing lava into 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. 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. The county has ordered evacuations for all of Leilani Estates, which according to the...
  • Dozens of quakes rattle Hawaii volcano, eruption possible

    05/02/2018 3:05:32 PM PDT · by sodpoodle · 56 replies
    AP ^ | 5/2/2018 | not listed
    HONOLULU — Dozens of earthquakes were rattling Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano on Wednesday as underground magma moved into a new area east of the Puu Oo vent. Officials with the U.S. Geological Survey's Hawaiian Volcano Observatory said the increased activity is associated with the collapse of the crater floor at Puu Oo, which is an open vent below Kilauea's summit crater and lava lake. There were about 50 small quakes detected in the area on Wednesday morning alone. Scientists say the activity could trigger a new eruption and people are being told to stay away. USGS is sending two ground crews...
  • (Disgraceful, Evil)UN Finally Agrees to Feed Goma's Starving People (UN Had 1000 Tons of Food)

    01/24/2002 10:51:12 AM PST · by t-shirt · 20 replies · 94+ views
    London Guardian ^ | January 23, 2002 | James Astill
    UN finally agrees to feed Goma's starving people James Astill in Goma Wednesday January 23, 2002 The Guardian The United Nations finally announced plans to feed the destitute people of Goma yesterday, almost a week after a river of molten lava swept through the town from the erupting Mount Nyiragongo. Declaring the Democratic Republic of Congo's eastern capital safe - three days after virtually all its 350,000 residents returned - UN officials said food would be handed out today. But the continuing danger of earthquakes was highlighted when the World Food Programme's headquarters at Gisenyi, a mile from Goma, was ...
  • 50 Killed in Congo Gas Station Blast

    01/21/2002 2:14:29 AM PST · by MeekOneGOP · 15 replies · 1+ views
    Associated Press ^ | January 21, 2002 | By CHRIS TOMLINSON, Associated Press Writer
    Monday January 21 4:05 AM ET 50 Killed in Congo Gas Station Blast Photos AP Photo Slideshows AP Photo Volcano Erupts in Congo Audio/Video Lava Flows From Volcano in Congo (AP)   By CHRIS TOMLINSON, Associated Press Writer GOMA, Congo (AP) - Lava flows from a volcanic eruption ignited a gas station, killing about 50 people who were trying to siphon fuel from the elevated tanks, witnesses said. A massive fireball erupted at 8:30 a.m., leaving a huge black cloud over Goma more than 11/2 hours later. The Congolese were at the station trying to steal gas and diesel fuel ...
  • Volcanic Eruption Update: NYIRAGONGO Democratic Republic of the Congo

    01/18/2002 3:02:03 PM PST · by callisto · 3 replies · 2+ views
    GVP / USGS ^ | 01.18.02 | GVP / USGS
    NYIRAGONGO Democratic Republic of the Congo 1.52°S, 29.25°E; summit elev. 3,469 m; All times are local (= UTC + 2 hours) 18 January Update The following information is based on preliminary reports from various government and news agencies that were received during the ongoing crisis. An eruption began at Nyiragongo on 17 January and, according to news reports, as of 18 January lava flows had destroyed parts of 14 villages and 45 people had been killed. Some reports state that the eruption began at 0500 local time. Other reports state that probably around mid-day, fissures N of the Goma Airport ...
  • Bacon and a Year without Summer

    04/19/2018 11:14:41 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/19/18 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    Communists do not recognize the law of supply and demand and are not particularly adept at planning centralized economies based loosely on Marxist ideology I’m placing the thickly sliced uncured bacon in the pan and, when it begins to sizzle, the marvelous aroma fills the house. It is a memory from my childhood when Grandma Elena would render bacon fat into lard in her tiny kitchen. It was a preservative for chunks of pork she would seal with wax in glass jars that would feed us for an entire year. It was stored in the cellar, the dank, damp, and...
  • An Icelandic Epic Predicted a Fiery End for Pagan Gods, and Then This Volcano Erupted

    04/15/2018 8:46:33 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 25 replies
    Livescience ^ | March 20, 2018 | Laura Geggel
    A series of Earth-shattering volcanic eruptions in Iceland during the Middle Ages may have spurred the people living there to turn away from their pagan gods and convert to Christianity, a new study finds. The discovery came about thanks to precise dating of the volcanic eruptions, which spewed lava about two generations before the Icelandic people changed religions. But why would volcanic eruptions turn people toward monotheism? The answer has to do with the "Voluspa," a prominent medieval poem that predicted a fiery eruption would help lead to the downfall of the pagan gods, the researchers said. Historians have long...
  • Volcanologists warn world is unprepared for next major eruption

    03/07/2018 8:56:44 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 58 replies
    Nature ^ | 6 mar, 2018 | Alexandra Witze
    The world needs to do more to prepare for the next huge volcanic eruption, a team of leading scientists says. The devastating Indian Ocean tsunami of 2004 and the Tōhoku earthquake in Japan in 2011 highlighted some of the worst-case scenarios for natural disasters. But humanity has not had to deal with a cataclysmic volcanic disaster since at least 1815, when the eruption of Tambora in Indonesia killed tens of thousands of people and led to a ‘year without a summer’ in Europe and North America. Such world-altering blasts rank at 7 or more on the Volcanic Explosivity Index (VEI)...