Kilauea Volcanic Eruptions

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5/6/2018 12:28 AM
Edited Date/Time: 5/6/2018 12:31 AM

IDK how much of the news you guys watch, but our little island chain down here is experiencing some problematic volcanic activity. Kilauea, a volcano on the Big Island, has gone insane. It's particularly hard to believe for me since I was on the Big Island twice over the last month or so at the National Park to see the moderately inactive volcano, likely driving on some of those roads. This is ridiculous, but no injury or deaths have been reported as of right now.

There are many, many videos out now, but this one has good information:



Hopefully these fissures don't spread and cause havoc elsewhere, but that's the problem with them, unpredictability. There are about 8 forming as of this post.

Hope the fellow #RideHI crew BMXers on the Big Island stays safe.
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@scootereyn

5/6/2018 7:28 AM

Such a bummer. Hope everyone stays safe! There are definitely plenty of amazing spots on The Big Island...

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5/6/2018 8:16 PM

kylecarlson wrote:

Such a bummer. Hope everyone stays safe! There are definitely plenty of amazing spots on The Big Island...

Yeah, for sure.

Snapped this from the news just two minutes ago, it’s not stopping. Bright part of the flow is spewing lava right next to homes.

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@scootereyn

5/10/2018 10:53 AM

UPDATE: There are now 15 confirmed fissures erupting through towns and officials are completely relocating a chemical plant of some sort that holds extremely flammable material in tanks.

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@scootereyn

6/14/2018 11:27 AM

Yo, what's the situation currently like what with the smoke and ash?

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It doesn't matter where a train goes. It's decidin' to get on that does.

6/14/2018 12:57 PM

Skylight wrote:

Yo, what's the situation currently like what with the smoke and ash?

Sounds like it's pretty bad still, and people can't get to their homes, if their houses even exist anymore.

It sure was a good thing that they decided to move the flammable chemical plant, though, since the lava ran straight through the site.

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@scootereyn

6/22/2018 1:27 PM

Update:

Approximately 700 homes are now completely destroyed and lie beneath speeding rivers of lava. Most of these lakes have made it down to the ocean, though, and are now making the Big Island a little bigger.

For visual aid, here’s a burning magma river running across the land with a lava rock the size of a bus floating past.
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@scootereyn

6/23/2018 11:30 PM

It's technically 614 homes at the moment, not 700. But that's still lots.

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@scootereyn