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#1 Gary H

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Posted 29 October 2014 - 06:18 PM

Some great shots (from a helicopter?) of the lava flow slowly approaching the town of Pahoa.

A few things.  In the first shot they appear to be trying to influence the lava path using old steel pipes and containers and in that same shot why is that people keep old tires around?  Finally, that buffer around the hydro pole is amazing - but how did they keep the lava mass away from the buffer?

From NBC News: http://www.nbcnews.c...ii-town-n236361
 

Lava moves past a pile of tires it ignited as it flows towards Pahoa, Hawaii on Tuesday. The lava flow from Mount Kilauea is slowly moving toward a populated section of the town, burning everything in its path.
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The lava flow dissects a road outside Pahoa. The lava moved 100 yards closer to occupied homes during Tuesday, and "entered a private residential property," officials said.
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People stand on lava after it cooled. The utility pole was protected by surrounding it with heat-resistant materials to keep it from burning, an idea that came from local high school students.

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Lava has a mind of its own, according to Hawaii County Civil Defense Director Darryl Oliveira. It can change direction as the flow widens on either side and snake off in new rivulets that experts call "fingers."

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The slow movement of the lava — only about 30 feet an hour Tuesday — and the uncertainty of where it will go next are why authorities still haven't ordered a mandatory evacuation in Pahoa, a town of nearly 1,000 people.

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#2 lanforod

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Posted 29 October 2014 - 06:33 PM

Wouldn't it follow the path of least resistance just like water?

#3 SamCB

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Posted 29 October 2014 - 07:44 PM

this is like porn for a geology nerd. i want to go there so badly!



#4 sebberry

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Posted 29 October 2014 - 08:04 PM

Who can forget George Carlin during this?

 


You wanna know how the planet’s doing? Ask those people at Pompeii, who are frozen into position from volcanic ash, how the planet’s doing. You wanna know if the planet’s all right, ask those people in Mexico City or Armenia or a hundred other places buried under thousands of tons of earthquake rubble, if they feel like a threat to the planet this week. Or how about those people in Kilauea, Hawaii, who built their homes right next to an active volcano, and then wonder why they have lava in the living room.


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#5 Sparky

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Posted 29 October 2014 - 08:21 PM

Wouldn't it follow the path of least resistance just like water?


I'm going to go with "downhill".

#6 AllseeingEye

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Posted 29 October 2014 - 08:32 PM

this is like porn for a geology nerd. i want to go there so badly!

Be certain you have good walking foot wear if you do, preferably with cork soles. You can walk on the lava fields at Volcanoes National Park but its only recommended if you are in reasonably good shape and don't have respiratory issues. The sulphuric output from the lava is overwhelming at times. Definitely a lifetime highlight experience if you get the opportunity though....



#7 Nparker

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Posted 29 October 2014 - 08:50 PM

It is indeed a strange and eerie experience to walk across the sulfuric-smoky surface of  Kilauea. I agree with ASE and recommend everyone does this if they get the chance.



#8 Gary H

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Posted 10 November 2014 - 05:12 PM

The lava has claimed its first house.  http://www.nbcnews.c...-hawaii-n245581

 

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#9 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 04:26 PM

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http://www.cbc.ca/ne...locks-1.4665048

 

 

'Ballistic blocks' shot from Hawaii volcano could mark onset of explosive eruptions
Eruptions of boulders have been a looming threat since Kilauea began exploding 2 weeks ago

 


Edited by VicHockeyFan, 16 May 2018 - 04:26 PM.

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#10 Rob Randall

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 06:42 PM

This is why a newspaper needs copyeditors:
 

Online version:

 

Hawaii volcano could spew boulders the size of refrigerators

 

Print version:

 

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#11 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 09:29 PM

Tomorrow is the 38th anniversary of Mt. St. Helens.  I still remember exactly when it happened.  The CFAX announcer  (Johnny Zee?) was reading something live, a community event listing or something (it was a Sunday morning) and the rumble happened.  He stopped and made a funny remark, not knowing of course what it was.  I was laying on my parents livingroom floor, with CFAX on.


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#12 rjag

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 09:45 PM

yup, I remember the bangs, I was lying in bed when I heard them


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#13 todd

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 10:29 PM

Personally surveyed it about a month ago as far as I can tell no sign of activity:

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#14 lanforod

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 10:30 PM

Buncha old fogeys here lol. I wasn’t born yet!
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#15 todd

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 10:43 PM

The last eruption was 2008.

#16 todd

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 11:14 PM

Why isn't this thread called Vibrant Volcanoes?

#17 Rob Randall

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 06:29 AM

Tomorrow is the 38th anniversary of Mt. St. Helens.  I still remember exactly when it happened.  The CFAX announcer  (Johnny Zee?) was reading something live, a community event listing or something (it was a Sunday morning) and the rumble happened.  He stopped and made a funny remark, not knowing of course what it was.  I was laying on my parents livingroom floor, with CFAX on.

 

A ham radio excerpt and then C-FAX's Ian Jessop with the news.

 

http://coffee.bc.ca/...elens-from-1980


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