Kilauea (non) eruption Update 9-19-18… “Empire State Building deep caldera… and several new black sand beaches in Puna”

I’m posting these in chronological order. The first two show the remarkable new Kilauea caldera, with a geologist talking about the science of it all, and the last shows all the new beaches formed in Puna as a result of the recent lava flows. These I found fun to watch.

From Big Island Video News.
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https://youtu.be/9SkSI_T27z8
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https://youtu.be/yaPJKNiEeiw
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https://youtu.be/ajenHbaqMEU

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Kilauea Eruption Updates videos… (I liked the first one)… “Kilauea’s Halema’uma’u Crater grows exponentially as theory behind explosions shifts”

[Kp update: I added one more video which shows how large the vent hole in Halema’uma’u has become.]

I particularly liked the first one (from KHON2), as it discusses how and why the crater (formerly called “vent”) in Halema’uma’u caldera (which is within the Kilauea caldera) is growing (from 12 acres a few weeks ago, to over 90 acres today!) and the walls caving in, due to the absence of lava holding up the walls. Apparently, the very same thing happened when Halema’uma’u caldera was formed in 1924. What a wonderful show (in my view, at least)! (and recall that usually I am taking images from the very edge of Kilauea caldera).
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https://youtu.be/uOYxxhbl5UY

Scientists say with no lava to provide resistance, along with dozens of earthquakes every day at the summit, the walls of the crater are caving in.
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https://youtu.be/UbsYA-2O8Ic
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https://youtu.be/49h6crohY3Y

Kilauea Eruption 5-21-18… “Where it’s Going in” (and a few videos)…

I sent this to a few people yesterday, but wanted to share it here as well.

Here’s a map I just snapped to the address I saw on a mailbox in the first video. That’s one place where the lava has flowed over the road (Kalapana Rd, Hwy 137) and now is going into the ocean. I have been down this road several times in my life here and it is very lush and beautiful. There is a well known black and beach and a surf spot nearby.

I’ve also often driven down 130 to the bottom, where there is relatively new, very black lava. I have walked on that lava and enjoyed the view.

These are BIG changes for all who live here right now, but we allow Pele to do her new creation magic. It is extremely beautiful to see this new creation, and the foundations for the Nova Gaia being laid!

The first video has the mailbox number on it, the last one has Shane Victorino, a local MLB player who is from Hawaii. Watch for the flying lava rocks in that one!!

Aloha, Kp
(remember I live on the other side of the island so no lava where I am (darn it!)).


https://youtu.be/QGdicIMq2xo

https://youtu.be/OSGTn8zzchQ

https://youtu.be/nIam3O1JUdU

https://youtu.be/z7jIHTrg2QY

Big Island Video News 5-18-18… “Hawaii Eruption: New Lava Arrives, Activity Increases (May 18, 2018)”

As I’ve mentioned to some before, Big Island Video news is my favorite video page to go to and / or follow to get more “actual” news (not hyped up for ratings) about the volcano. This video also addresses the rumor of part of the island breaking off.. at about 6 minutes. Great explanation and based on data not rumors or speculation. At least in my view.

And yes, it’s possible this was initiated by Puna Geothernal Venture and maybe some scalar event. But this vide gives some of the data.


https://youtu.be/W_WU6Lk-9tI

And here are a couple links where on may find updates:

https://www.nps.gov/havo/planyourvisit/lava2.htm
https://volcanoes.usgs.gov/observatories/hvo/activity_2018.html

The Kilauea Eruption 5-6-18… “Some AMAZING videos of what’s been happening”

These are in reverse chronological order as I found them. The top one is probably the most spectacular view of the lava flows, and the second one shows how the lava level in the vent at Halemaumau (up in Volcanoes National Park, at about 4400 feet) suddenly dropped, starting around 5-5-18. Thanks to the works of all these people that are flying over (and some standing next to the lava) and capturing these views. Mahalo to DH for posting the second one.
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https://youtu.be/QNNoGCm3nqU
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https://youtu.be/vVgT717IIGU


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https://youtu.be/PFP4BE9m1tY
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https://youtu.be/JJ5yhNFhwIA