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Hawaii's Kilauea volcano erupts, county issues evacuations
ABC News ^ | 05/03/18

Posted on 05/03/2018 11:02:04 PM PDT by Simon Green

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 2010 U.S. Census has a population of 1,500.

Nearby community centers have opened for shelter.

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 high. In the decades since, the lava flow has buried dozens of square miles (kilometers) of land and destroyed many homes.


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; US: Hawaii
KEYWORDS: evacuation; evacuations; hawaii; hawaiicounty; kilauea; kilaueavolcano; lava; leilaniestates; pahoa; usgs; volcano
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1 posted on 05/03/2018 11:02:04 PM PDT by Simon Green
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To: Simon Green

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/there-is-a-type-of-fungus-that-can-instantly-induce-orgasms-in-women-with-its-smell-a6687611.html


2 posted on 05/03/2018 11:05:34 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Happy Nobama)
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To: Simon Green

Live stream:

http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/category/198303/livestream


3 posted on 05/03/2018 11:07:21 PM PDT by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: Simon Green
Has to be a showstopper when lava just starts squirting up in your neighborhood.

Been geologist warnings of lava flow underneath this area for a day or so. Still, having your street crack open and the lava come busting loose has to be a Hollywierd image.

For all the Hawaii haters sure to pile on, remember the vote here was not totally for The Beast. On West Hawaii, 40% voted for Trump, much to the rage of liberals. Dunno how different that was for California.

4 posted on 05/03/2018 11:13:45 PM PDT by doorgunner69 (Give me the liberty to take care of my own security..........)
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To: Simon Green

I hope the coral reefs will be okay.


5 posted on 05/03/2018 11:18:45 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Simon Green

Gorebal Warning....


6 posted on 05/03/2018 11:18:51 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Simon Green

I thought that the volcano already did that. Clean underwear will be in short supply in that entire area.


7 posted on 05/03/2018 11:19:28 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (When words can mean anything, they can also mean nothing.)
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To: Simon Green

“scientists said new vents and outbreaks could occur and it’s not possible to say where.”

Zactly what kind of Science is this?

Maybe they need to eat Mor Chikin...


8 posted on 05/03/2018 11:21:16 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Has this study been replacated?


9 posted on 05/03/2018 11:24:21 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: doorgunner69

It would seem building a home on the side of a volcano is like tap dancing on a land mine. But I live close to Yellowstone and I feel bad for the folks who lost their homes. We all roll the dice and sometime it comes up snake eyes. The caldera under Yellowstone could wake up anytime. You choose then jump in and take your chances.


10 posted on 05/03/2018 11:25:01 PM PDT by Equine1952 (The left sucks. That is why your toilet flushes.)
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To: Equine1952

Do they sell “the Big One” insurance in the “tri-state” area?


11 posted on 05/03/2018 11:28:49 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Jyotishi; Simon Green; All

Thanks for the link; post.

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Leilani+Estates,+HI+96778/@19.4701181,-154.954124,13z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x7952307accd0d769:0xbe7fa7bfb31ebb51!8m2!3d19.4725066!4d-154.9118854


12 posted on 05/03/2018 11:37:05 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: Paladin2
Insurance for volcano activity is "rated" around this island. The south east and other areas are no-go for insurance.

Housing and land is cheap there, with a lot of low income people buying. Those with the money do not want to buy in an area at higher risk of lava activity.

A shame, a lot of peaceful land over there. Until now.

13 posted on 05/03/2018 11:43:12 PM PDT by doorgunner69 (Give me the liberty to take care of my own security..........)
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To: Simon Green

We all live on an active volcano on the Big Island of Hawaii along with 11 of the 13 climatic zones in the world, they tell us. The entire island is broken up into Lava Zones from most susceptible to lava flows to the least. The area experiencing lava activity is in Lava Zones 1 & 2, the more susceptible zones. If you are willing to take your chances living in one of the most beautiful places on the island, remote, quiet, private, with limited public amenities - power, water, etc, this is the place. The volcano scientists and County Civil defense agencies are well practiced in providing early warning and evacuation existence. It is not my recommended lifestyle but many of the younger generations find it “liberating” and cheap.


14 posted on 05/04/2018 12:01:47 AM PDT by Dapper 26
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To: Jyotishi; Simon Green

Wow! I gather the ground split open since there’s a long line of lava exploding up through the trees.

And there’s no telling where the next crack will split open.


15 posted on 05/04/2018 12:04:28 AM PDT by radu (God bless our military men and women, past and present)
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To: Simon Green

Yesterday I commented about if there were a global oubreak of volcanic activity there could possibly be an increase in atmospheric temperature. I was criticized because the common thought is that there would be global cooling due to smoke and sulphur dioxide gases. That’s possible, but there’s other types of eruptions such as fissure eruptions which put out less smoke than stratovolcanoes. Large and I mean LARGE lava ((igneous) outpourings in geologic history has increased global temperatures according to geologists.


16 posted on 05/04/2018 12:07:56 AM PDT by HighSierra5
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To: Simon Green

They are mountains formed by volcanic activity. Should be no surprise to anyone. Makes for some really cool television but has to suck terribly for property values to have your area turn into a lava flow.


17 posted on 05/04/2018 12:09:44 AM PDT by OrangeHoof (CNN - the most busted name in news.)
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To: Simon Green
“How about those people in Kilauea, Hawaii, who build their homes right next to an active volcano…and then wonder why they have lava in the living room?”

— George Carlin
In the case of Leilani Estates, they built right on top of the eastern rift zone, and even inside a crater that could have reactivated (and did).
18 posted on 05/04/2018 12:16:52 AM PDT by Olog-hai ("No Republican, no matter how liberal, is going to woo a Democratic vote." -- Ronald Reagan, 1960)
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To: Simon Green

The Global Warmists will love this, because all their data is based on contaminated samples taken from the Big Island. This will make their CO2 levels go up even more and they will say it further justifies their computer models.


19 posted on 05/04/2018 12:18:21 AM PDT by kaehurowing
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To: Paladin2

My exact thoughts,,,,


20 posted on 05/04/2018 12:25:31 AM PDT by JSteff (It was ALL about SCOTUS.. We are DOOMED for several generations. . Who cares? Dem's did and voted!)
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