Monday, May 7, 2018

Nocturnal Kilauea

The ongoing eruption of Kilauea Volcano on the Big Island of Hawaii continues to captivate me. Below is a USGS video published this morning showing events yesterday.
REMINDER: this is really more of a change and escalation of an eruption which actually began in 1983 and has periodically escalated in the past such as in 1990 when a similar change and escalation sent it into Kalapana Gardens which destroyed it. This time, the community of Leilani Estates is being destroyed by an eruptive fissure. This contrasts with the 1990 eruption which destroyed property by way of lavas flows from elsewhere sending lava into the community. This current phase has featured a rather intense earthquake swarm capped by a M6.9 earthquake and a few M5s and many smaller quakes.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the post, Kim.
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    Glen Miller, Redding