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Kilauea Barbeque
#21
This is a very good video of the entire process, and I believe it is updated on a regular basis.

News Alert - Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano Eruption Revealed Big Crater, Scientist Rush In To Study




However, this video is like almost every video and article about the Big Island, concerning its volcanoes.  Everybody keeps talking about Hawai'i's five volcanoes.  That is false, because there are SIX, not five volcanoes that make up the Big Island.  The very first volcano making up the island of Hawai'i is Māhukona.  It is the oldest, yet most recently discovered volcano of the island, because it is not above sea level.  It is the foundation on which the rest of the volcanoes have built the island as the Pacific Plate has moved in a northwesterly direction.

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#22
This entire process is just so deadly, and tragic, yet so mesmerizing, all at the same time.  Its one of the most beautifully destructive things I have ever seen.  And I just can't stop watching the lava shooting upward, and then sliding in red hot rivers as it makes it way to the ocean, reducing everything in its path.  And yet it is creating anew, at the same time.

There is nothing in the Volcán del Fuego of Guatemala, or any other composite volcano, that draws my undivided attention. They are all both ugly and brutal, all at the same time. But this Fissure 8 eruption is an entirely different woman altogether.

Hawaii Kilauea Volcano Red Alert: Deadly Lava Shoots 200ft into the Ash-Ridden Sky


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#23
Here's some more dangerous beauty, as Madam Pele continues to build more on to the Big Island.

Hawaii Volcano Eruption Update - Monday Morning (June 11, 2018)




Here's more.

Hawaii Kilauea Volcano Update: Map of lava flow shows Big Island area OBLITERATED


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#24
Great words of advice from someone who has met the monster, and still holds true to his convictions. This should be in every inspirational presentation as the classic example of wisdom.

After Lava Takes Home, Man's Calming Message Unchanged (Jun. 12, 2018)


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#25
I want to show you all something interesting, which I have noticed for two or three days now.  Up until just recently the lava flow into Kapoho Bay has been a pretty uniform entry.  But as the ocean depth has increased, several of the lava tubes have begun running under water.  And in some cases, they are extending outward quite a bit, leaving the slower, across the board ocean entry behind.  If you go to this report, you can see today's USGS map for the 15th of June.

But pay close attention at the 1:57 point, and you can see the volcano tubes moving underwater and spilling out beyond the shore line.  You can also trace back to the entry and tell where the lava is coming from.  

Hawaii Eruption Update, Media Conference Call (Jun. 15, 2018)




There is so much lava erupting out of Fissure 8, and arriving at Kapoho Bay, that it is forging ahead of the ocean front.  Amazing!
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#26
There's just no letup in sight.  Shock

USGS Report and Giant Boulders of Lava Flowing from Kilauea Volcano




The huge amounts of lava entering what used to be Kapoho Bay have transformed the entire area.  If you look at this map of the exit point, you can see how much of the ocean bay has been covered over.  The former coastline has grown quite rapidly.

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Lava Flow Map Timelapse - Kīlauea Volcano


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#28
This is a very unique video because it shows a high volume of fresh lava entering the ocean.   Usually the lava enters through a lava tube, but in this case the tube ruptured before reaching the shoreline.  

Hawaii Volcano Eruption Update - Sunday Evening (July 1, 2018)


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#29
Here is where things stand today on the Big Island, now that Kilauea seems to be taking a break/breather from its great eruption out of Fissure 8, in the Leilani Subdivision.   Since I posted last, the lava has taken over 700 homes, and uncounted buildings such as barns, warehouses, etc.  

I have a map below here, which has an overlay of every part of the island that has been overrun by the lava.  This also includes a huge amount of what was the Pacific in and around the Kapaho Bay and shores to its south.  As you can see, it completely destroyed Kapaho Bay, and has pushed itself out much further into the ocean.  The entire area is completely under the lava.   You can manipulate the map, and zoom in to see what the volcano has overrun and destroyed.   Its considerable, to say the least.

https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid...89206&z=14.  

As of now, Fissure 8 has almost completely stopped spewing lava, and is either reloading, or run out of fuel from its hotspot vent.  If this is the case, my guess is that Mauna Loa, and the underwater seamount Lo'ihi, which is part of the "Loa Trend" will be building up and getting ready to pick up where the "Kia Trend" has left off.  

I never mentioned the two Trends before, but there are two lines, known as 'trends' of volcanoes that are separate from each other.  Many think it is the same vent, but its not.  There two vents that happen to come from the same hotspot vicinity.  Even the chemical composition of the two sets of lava are similar, but different(unique).  And it seems they separated from each other a little over three million years ago.

Geoscientists Finally Solve Mystery of Hawaiian Volcanoes

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I've been following this entire thing closely since late May, and it has been intellectually addictive to me.  I'm learned more about volcanoes, especially Shield Volcanoes, than I ever thought possible.  And while Fissure 8 has pretty much stopped spouting lava, there is always a chance that it will reload and go at it again.  

And the "Loa Trend", has been quiet for a while now.  The last eruption of Mauna Loa was in 1984, and the Lo'ihi Seamount was last active in 1996, which really wasn't all that much.  So that leaves the "Loa Trend" with more magma inside than that of the "Kea Trend".  And if Mauna Loa starts acting up, that could get a bit interesting.  

Anyway Madam Pele just keeps building the Big Island, in spite of what man does in order to subdue it.   Spiteful

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#30
I know that most of you all are not interested in volcanology, like I am, but this is really a 'Must See' video of what has been going on over there. If you watch the video enlarged you can get a better perspective of things. The first three minutes of the video were taken yesterday, August 12, 2018. But the rest of the video is a composite of what has happened over the last three and a half months. But its in HighDef and beautiful to watch. And it does a pretty good job of bringing everyone up to date somewhat.

In the video, it shows just how far south the lava has reached, all the way to Isaac Hale Park, before halting.

But what will get you going is to watch the pahoehoe lava running out and down toward the ocean. Its going so fast that one is certain that the video is in high speed motion. But it isn't. That's how pahoehoe runs when it is that hot and has just exited the fissure. But soon, they will show a geologist with USGS out on the solid lave, taking some shots, and you can see the lava racing along like in the video before it. And he's not moving any faster than normal. Its just amazing what it can do when there is so much lava coming out of the ground and pushing everything before it.

August 13, 2018 Sandy Pohoiki. Hawaii Volcano Eruption Update // Kīlauea Volcano


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