Jun 20 11:30

Moderate quake, small explosion shake Kilauea summit

Another moderate earthquake this morning in the Kilauea summit area was followed by a minor ash explosion and emission from the volcano.

The magnitude-5.3 quake struck at 4:22 a.m. 3.9 miles west-southwest of Volcano at a depth of 0.2 kilometers, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

No tsunami was expected, according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

The small ash plume produced by the explosion rose to less than 2,000 feet as it was blown downwind.

Jun 19 11:20

Hawaii volcano eruption: 453 earthquakes strike Kilauea summit in 24 hours

KILAUEA volcano in Hawaii is continuing to erupt, with the volcano and surrounding areas experiencing 453 earthquakes alone within the last 24 hours, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS).

Jun 18 10:42

Hawaii volcano: Aerial video sparks FEARS with huge 5.3-mag EXPLOSION as crater COLLAPSES

Fears surrounding the future of Hawaii's Kilauea volcano has escalated this morning following a shock "explosive event" at the Halemaumau Crater.

The crater has been gradually collapsing in the last week before the sudden explosion this morning, according to the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory

Scientists confirmed the "large explosion" had the energy of a 5.3 magnitude earthquake, adding that volcanic emissions remain "very high".

The explosion marks the sixth day in a row where an event - explosion or earthquake - registered above magnitude-5.0 at the summit.

Jun 18 10:18

Hawaii volcano eruption UPDATE: USGS fears YEARS will pass before Kilauea lava empties

HAWAII’S erupting Kilauea volcano could take many more years before it fully empties its underground reservoirs of molten lava, United States Geological Survey (USGS) scientists gravely warned.

Jun 18 10:03

Mesmerizing river of lava gushes rapidly from Kilauea toward the ocean as volcano leaves more than 467 homes destroyed

Incredible footage has emerged showing the river of lava that continues to gush from K?lauea on Hawaii's Big Island.

The fast moving lava was spotted pouring out of Fissure 8 at around 5pm on Friday, as the Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency warned that the fissure remains highly active.

'Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports that the eruption activity continues at Fissure 8 in the lower East Rift Zone,' the agency said in a flash bulletin on Sunday morning.

Jun 18 09:59


Jun 18 09:58

As eruptions continue, land swap eyed for hundreds of evacuees

State Sen. Russell Ruderman, of Puna, says with 500 to 1,000 people suddenly homeless on the Big Island, out-of-the-box solutions are needed.

Here's how he says the land swap would work: "If you had an acre in Leilani that was overrun by lava, state takes possession of that," he said. "You, in exchange, get access to another lot in a safer place, ideally pre-lava value of that lot is what the state credits you and it could go toward purchasing this new lot in part or in total."

He says a state law enacted after the 1960 tsunami devastated Hilo enabled the state to relocate people from oceanfront to higher ground.

"It was used again in the late 80s in Kalapana and a couple times on Oahu so it's not unique and it has happened before," said Ruderman….

Jun 18 09:57

Never too late to ‘Audit the rail’

The state of Honolulu’s rail project has become so problematic that even a board member for Honolulu Area Rapid Transportation (HART) is asking to press the pause button.

But that’s not all.

The Grassroot Institute recently obtained a letter (see full letter here) written by HART board member John Henry Felix to HART Chairman Damien Kim in which he also urged the board to call for a forensic audit.

This is something we have been saying for more than a year.

It’s an open secret that HART is plagued by cost overruns, that there are major questions about where the money has gone, and that there’s reason to question whether the rail will ever be self-sufficient.

The public has long since lost faith in the rail. Greater transparency could help restore confidence in the project, but we have yet to see an audit that has not compromised in some way.

Jun 15 19:10

The 'killer hair' sprouting around Hawaii's volcano: Health warning over strange strands appearing near lava flows

Potentially deadly glass fibers caused by Hawaii's erupting volcano are taking over the Big Island.

Kilauea has been erupting now for more than 40 days and has already destroyed 600 homes on Big Island, but now the state is facing an additional crisis with the arrival of dangerous threads called 'Pele's hair'.


'Imagine inhaling tiny slivers of glass. That's what the Pele's hair is,' he continued.

'It can inflame and irritate anything that comes in contact with it.'

Previously the strands also invaded drinking water at cattle farms, injuring bovines' stomachs and esophagi.

Jun 15 11:39

Trump approves disaster aid for Hawaii's volcano-stricken Big Island

U.S. President Donald Trump approved federal emergency housing aid and other relief for victims of the six-week-old Kilauea Volcano eruption on Hawaii's Big Island

Hundreds of homes have been destroyed, state officials said.

Governor David Ige formally requested assistance for an estimated 2,800 residents who have lost their homes to lava flows or were forced from their dwellings under evacuation orders.

Jun 15 11:38

500 Earthquakes Hit Hawaii Volcano in 24-hour Period

In a 24-hour span this week, nearly 500 earthquakes hit the Kilauea volcano in Hawaii, and one of the quakes registered 5.3 on the Richter scale.

A 5.3-magnitude earthquake shook the Big Island on Wednesday, KHON2 reported. No tsunami was reported.

Jun 15 10:26

Hawaii volcano update: INCREDIBLE aerial pictures show magnitude of Kilauea lava flows

These dramatic pictures show the extent of the incredible lava flows which continue to ooze out of fissures on Hawaii’s Big Island.

The United States Geological Survey has said lava continues to flow out of fissure 8 into a channel which is “nearly full to brim” in Leilani Estates.

“Fissure 8 continues to fountain to heights of about 100 to 130 feet. Lava flows out of fissure 8 into a channel that is nearly full to the brim in the vicinity of the Leilani Estates subdivision,” the USGS said.

“The lava travels about 8 miles to the ocean entry at Kapoho Bay and Vacationland.

Jun 15 08:29

Hawaii Island Humane Society Animal Rescue Mission (Jun. 14, 2018)

Jun 14 11:10

Hawaii's Volcano Is Literally Erupting Gems

Hawaii's Kilauea volcano has been fiercely erupting for well over a month. Now, residents are finding little green gems that have fallen out of the sky during Kilauea's eruption.

The green gems are olivine crystals, a common mineral found in Hawaii's lava. At jewelry quality, the mineral is called peridot. As the volcano erupts, it blasts apart molten lava, allowing for green olivine minerals to be separated from the rest of the melt and fall as tiny gemstones.

Jun 13 09:51

No End in Sight for B-1 Grounding as New Emergency Landing Reported

The incident on June 1 was minor and per safety checklists, the aircrew determined to return to Hickam, Lt. Col. Uriah Orland, a spokesman for Air Force Global Strike Command, said. The incident, he said, was not related to ejection seat issue that prompted the global B-1 stand-down.

Jun 13 05:04

Did fracking cause the Hawaii volcano eruption?

They have been fracking at the geothermal plant since 1993. Fracking causes earthquakes. 50 Billion tons of lava have flowed out from the fissures next to the plant, which are in a straight line, and it seems to have emptied the crater.

Jun 12 19:02

Hawaii volcano update: Kilauea crater almost DOUBLES in size as eruption devastates

3D maps produced by USGS show the significant widening at Halema’uma’u crater since mid-May

The scientific agency said: “Magma in the summit magma chamber has drained over the past month due to the Lower East Rift Zone eruption, causing much of the floor and rim of Halema’uma’u to drop or collapse.

“These changes have resulted in a much deeper crater, with rubble covering the floor.”

The deepest part of the crater is now 280m, which reaches below the previous crater floor.

Jun 12 14:22

Hawaii volcano eruption: Lava shoots 160ft - Kilauea on RED ALERT with VOG to spread

Jun 12 11:29

Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano Update: 2 New Explosions Rock Summit, Trigger Minor Quakes

Two explosions rocked Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano summit Monday, sending ash into the air and triggering at least one magnitude 5.4 earthquake.

The latest brings the total number of explosions to three in as many days. On Saturday, a small explosion on the summit triggered a magnitude 5.2 earthquake. No damage was reported from the tremor that was felt as far away as Hilo.

Officials say there's no way to know when the Kilauea Volcano will stop erupting on the Big Island, where more than 600 homes have been destroyed by lava.

On Monday, officials began letting some residents return to their homes as lava flowing into the ocean posed no new threat, the Associated Press reports. County Civil Defense Agency Administrator Talmadge Magno said staffing at the operations center would be reduced. He noted that workers could be called in if conditions worsen.

Jun 12 11:03

6-11 USGS Hawaii Overflight Footages Kilauea Volcano Eruption Drone Update and Lava Flow Map on GE

Jun 12 10:43

Hawaiian Airlines cuts daily flights to Big Island in July due to volcanic activity

Jun 12 09:31

Hawaii's largest freshwater lake EVAPORATED in under two hours after lava poured in and boiled it, as Kilauea volcano devastation continues

US Geological Survey officials said that lava from Fissure 8 poured into Green Lake on June 2.

In just 90 minutes, the molten rock had boiled away the entire lake, which was 200 feet deep at some places.

Jun 11 12:30

Hawaii Volcano Eruption Update - Sunday Evening (June 10, 2018)

Jun 11 11:37

Live Stream - Kilauea Volcano

A live stream of the Crater at Kilauea Volcano.

Jun 11 11:31

Hawaii volcano NEW eruption: Will Kilauea erupt again? Lava flows into the sea

HAWAII’s Kilauea volcano exploded into life again on Sunday, sending ash 10,000 feet into the air - but will Kilauea’s violent eruption continue? Here are the latest updates.

Jun 11 11:31

Hawaii volcano eruption: SHOCKING aerial footage shows Kilauea's horror molten lava flow

HAWAII volcano Kilauea has destroyed hundreds of homes with shocking footage showing red-hot molten lava demolishing parts of the Lower East Rift Zone on Big Island.

Jun 09 11:01

Lava Damages Puna Geothermal Venture Power Plant

Ormat Technologies Inc. provided an update on its Puna Geothermal Venture power plant on May 30, 2018.

Due to the approaching lava, the substation of the Puna complex and an adjacent warehouse that stored a drilling rig burned.

Both items are expected to be covered by the company’s insurance policies.

Ormat has property and business interruption insurance policies that include insurance coverage in a combined amount of up to $100 million in the event of volcanic eruptions and earthquake.

Jun 09 09:56

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

Jun 08 13:21

No way to know when Hawaii eruption will end, scientists say

Lava from the Kilauea volcano that flowed into Kapoho Bay has created nearly a mile of new land. Officials with the U.S. Geological Survey said Thursday the flow is still very active, and there's no way to know when the eruption will end or if more lava-spewing vents will open.

The fast-moving lava poured into the low-laying coastal Hawaii neighborhoods in just two days this week, destroying hundreds of homes.

"Lava continues to enter the ocean along a broad front in Kapoho Bay and the Vacationland area and it continues to creep north of what remains of Kapoho Beach Lots," said USGS geologist Janet Babb.

As the lava marched toward the bay, it vaporized Hawaii's largest freshwater lake, which was hundreds of feet deep in some places. The new land in Kapoho Bay is now owned by the state, but the peninsula won't look like the farmland that dominates that region of the Big Island anytime soon.

Jun 08 11:56

Unbelievable image of Wai a Pele at Pu?u Kapoho

#LeilaniEstatesEruption #KilaueaVolcano: No words for this

Jun 08 10:41

News Alert: Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano Has Likely Now Destroyed 600 Houses (TTM)

Jun 08 10:35

30 Days Of Terror! Eyewitness To History! Hawaii Documentary! 2018

Jun 08 10:33

Hawaii Volcano Eruption Update - Thursday Afternoon (June 7, 2018)

Jun 08 09:58

Hawaii Volcano Alert: US Air Force Called in to Bomb and Stop Lava Flow?

Volcano bombing was first attempted in December 1935 when the US AIr Force dropped two 600lb bombs on a lava channel on Huawei’s Mount Loa to divert the flow heading towards Hilo. via Express

Red alert warnings have been issued meaning a major volcanic eruption is imminent. Here’s what we know so far. Kilauea is the biggest and most active of the island’s five volcanoes and is one of the most active volcanoes in the world. Located on the southern shore of Hawaii’s “Big Island” Kilauea has been erupting consistently since 1983 after a period of being dormant.

Jun 08 06:38


We haven’t seen anything like this since Hawaii first became a state back in 1959. Kilauea began erupting on May 3rd, and it hasn’t stopped rumbling yet. In fact, authorities are telling us that Hawaii has been struck by “over 12,000 earthquakes” during the last 30 days. That is an extraordinary amount of shaking, and many are now becoming concerned that fundamental physical changes are happening to the islands. As one USGS official has noted, we have never seen earthquakes happen on the Big Island with this sort of frequency ever before…

While most of the earthquakes have been relatively mild at magnitude 2 or 3, the largest earthquake was a massive 6.9 magnitude tremor on May 4, along with a 5.5 magnitude quake on June 4.

Brian Shiro, a supervisory geophysicist at the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, said the island was witnessing the highest rate of quakes ever measured at the summit.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Mike and I have been to the Big Island numberous times, since moving to the state, and this.... is absolutely not normal there, not by a longshot.

All I know is, Mike has put my Celtic Harp down on its back for a couple of weeks, and until Kiluea stops rocking and rollingk, that is where it will stay!!

Jun 07 12:21

Hawaii's Kilauea Massive River Of Lava Wipes Out Beautiful Kapoho Bay

Jun 07 12:13

Entire neighborhood devoured by lava from Hawaii volcano

Jun 07 11:52

Hawaii volcano eruption LATEST: Hawaii ROCKED by 12,000 EARTHQUAKES in past 30 days

HAWAII’s Big Island has been rocked by over 12,000 earthquakes in the past 30 days according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), far outstripping the island’s monthly average of 1,000 quakes.

Jun 07 11:51

Hawaii volcano: Hundreds of homes destroyed by new lava flow

The slow-moving lava flow from the Kilauea volcano in Hawaii has now claimed hundreds of homes and fills an entire scenic bay. NBC’s Jacob Rascon reports for TODAY from Pahoa, Hawaii.

Jun 06 12:25

Kilauea Crater Collapses, Covers Conduit, Explosive Eruption Imminent?

Jun 06 12:20

Dramatic Drone Footage Shows Massive Kilauea Crater Collapse, Miles Of Lava Devastation

The number of homes destroyed in Hawaii's Kilauea eruption has jumped to 117 from 87, according to Monday figures released by the Hawaii County Civil Defense. An estimated 20-40 homes were destroyed in Kapoho, while around a dozen people were trapped on the eastern tip of the island after fast-moving lava cut off all access to the rural community, according to spokeswoman Janet Snyder.

Jun 06 10:11

Incredible images show devastating lava flows from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano which wiped out 'hundreds' of houses in just ONE night - including Big Island mayor's home

Aerial images of Hawaii captured the devastating lava flows from the Kilauea volcano which destroyed hundreds of homes in one night, including the Big Island county mayor's second home.

Hawaii County Mayor Harry Kim's home was among the at least 159 houses in Kapoho Beach Lots and Vacationland wiped out by lava flows on Monday night.

But Janet Snyder, a spokeswoman for Hawaii County on the Big Island, said they believe the number could be much higher - in the hundreds. The mass destruction in one night more than doubles the 117 confirmed homes that have been destroyed since Hawaii's Kilauea volcano began erupting May 3 - making it the most destructive day since the eruption began.

'Harry had a premonition this was going to happen,' she told the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. 'Vacationland is almost totally destroyed.'

Jun 06 08:16

Incredible images show devastating lava flows from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano which wiped out 'hundreds' of houses in just ONE night - including Big Island mayor's home

Aerial images of Hawaii captured the devastating lava flows from the Kilauea volcano which destroyed hundreds of homes in one night, including the Big Island county mayor's second home.

Hawaii County Mayor Harry Kim's home was among the at least 159 houses in Kapoho Beach Lots and Vacationland wiped out by lava flows on Monday night.

But Janet Snyder, a spokeswoman for Hawaii County on the Big Island, said they believe the number could be much higher - in the hundreds. The mass destruction in one night more than doubles the 117 confirmed homes that have been destroyed since Hawaii's Kilauea volcano began erupting May 3 - making it the most destructive day since the eruption began.

'Harry had a premonition this was going to happen,' she told the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. 'Vacationland is almost totally destroyed.'

Jun 05 21:29

FALSE FLAG ALERT: Did the Israeli-owned geothermal plant cause Kilauea’s volcanic eruption after triggering an earthquake swarm?

An analysis of earthquakes in the area around the Salton Sea Geothermal Field in southern California has found a strong correlation between seismic activity and operations for production of geothermal power, which involve pumping water into and out of an underground reservoir.

“We show that the earthquake rate in the Salton Sea tracks a combination of the volume of fluid removed from the ground for power generation and the volume of wastewater injected,” said Emily Brodsky, a geophysicist at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and lead author of the study, published online in Science on July 11.
Source: http://themillenniumreport.com/2018/06/geothermal-power-facilities-cau...

Jun 05 14:59

The Terrible Video Shows Hawaii Volcano Lava Violently Crashes Into Pacific Ocean

Jun 05 12:46

Lava Cuts Off Last Remaining Escape Route for Group of Hawaiians Stranded Without Food or Water

New eruptions from the Kilauea volcano have left some Hawaii residents stranded with no electricity or running water in an area entirely cut off by lava.

Hawaii Civil Defense Service officials said about a dozen people that they know of are stranded in the area, CNN reported. Phone lines and cell towers are also out in the area.

“There’s no way out,” BBC correspondent Kylie Morris told viewers, according to The Express.

“It’s extraordinary. I can see a road, a freeway, down there where there’s just a tiny circle that is still visible and all the rest of it completely covered up by the magma,” said Morris, who was traveling over the isolated area by helicopter.

Jun 05 11:34

9,900 earthquakes unleashed on Hawaii Island in the last 30 days

From earthquakes to seeping lava, Hawaii's Big Island has seen plenty from nature since the first eruptions of Kilauea volcano.

And the lava keeps spewing, swallowing homes and igniting fears of more destruction to come.

Here's what the disaster looks like, by the numbers:

Jun 05 11:32

Hawaii volcano destruction toll now at 117 homes

Lava from Hawaii's erupting Kilauea volcano has destroyed more than 100 homes in a rural Big Island district.

As of Monday, lava burned down 117 homes, said Hawaii County spokeswoman Janet Snyder. On Friday, the count was at 87 homes. Officials had previously been updating the number of structures burned because it was difficult to tell from aerial surveys which were homes or other buildings. Snyder said from now on, the county will provide counts of homes destroyed.

She didn't have an estimate for how many other homes are threatened.

Jun 04 13:03

Three people trapped by lava airlifted to safety near Hawaii volcano

Three people were airlifted to safety on Sunday morning as lava from Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano threatened an isolated area where they had become trapped, the National Guard said.

The two men and a woman became the latest in a series of evacuations on Hawaii’s Big Island forced by the volcano, which has been erupting since May 3.

On Saturday, National Guard troops, police and firefighters ushered evacuees from homes on the eastern tip of the island, hours before lava cut off road access to the area, officials said.

Jun 04 13:02

Hawaii volcano eruption so fierce it causes 5.5m EARTHQUAKE as ash spews 8,000 feet

It is the largest earthquake to strike the island since a 6.9 earthquake rocked Hawaii on May 4 near the erupting volcano.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre said some areas may have experienced strong shaking.

However, they have currently not issued a tsunami warning.

No damages or injuries have currently been reported.

Jun 04 08:26

Too Much Bad News Can Make You Sick, Say Researchers

PHILADELPHIA (CNN) – With every news alert or breaking story, our world seems to be pushed further and further into crisis. It is taking a serious toll on our environment but also on our mental health.

The world has always been stressful, but experiencing acute events occurring thousands of miles away is a new and challenging phenomenon. On any given day, it feels like the world is falling apart.

How can we brace for disaster and find the strength to withstand it? How will we adapt to our greater exposure to trauma? And will our mental health be sacrificed in the process?

Jun 03 10:46

Surrounded By LAVA! What's Really Happening In Hawaii! 2018

Jun 03 10:40

Hawaii volcano eruption: Scientists ALARMED as drone reveals mysterious CRACKS in Kilauea

A drone mission has alarmed scientists monitoring the erupting Hawaii volcano, which has become one of the world’s most dangerous and volatile sites.

Kilauea has shocked the world with streams of lava swallowing houses and giant fissures opening up across Hawaii.

Jun 03 10:17

Hawaii Volcano Eruption Update - Saturday Afternoon (June 2, 2018)

Jun 03 09:57

Hawaii Volcano Update: Scientists Baffled Over Mysterious Cracks In Kilauea Crater

Scientists are also baffled after aerial drone footage showed concerning changes within Kilauea's main summit crater - including unexplained cracks at the bottom which are spewing hot steam. Concerns have been raised that an "expanding collapsed crater" and debris blocking the vent could trigger a massive new explosion.

Jun 03 09:54

Kilauea Is Making Its Own Weather

Pyrocumulus clouds—also known as flammagenitus clouds—are most commonly caused by wildfires. They form when heat from the ground, whether from burning trees or scalding molten rock, causes the air around it to warm and rise, carrying water vapor with it. As that air reaches the cooler heights of the upper atmosphere, that water vapor condenses around tiny particles like ash to form clouds. Those clouds can become unstable and in turn cause thunderstorms.

Jun 02 11:06

Drone captures dramatic changes in Halemaumau on May 31, 2018 (USGS)

Jun 02 11:00

Hawaii Volcano Eruption Update - Friday Noon (June 1, 2018)

Jun 01 11:44

Lava flow from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano blocking escape routes

Lava continues to blast from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano, and it's cutting off escape routes for people trying to evacuate.

The massive amount of lava in Leilani Estates is spreading fast. It has burst more than 25 stories high, and reaching temperatures of nearly 2,000 degrees.

"The scientific aspect of this is fascinating but it's tempered hugely by the fact that this is a neighborhood and people have lost homes," said Scott Rowland, a geologist with the University of Oregon.

Jun 01 09:36

Residents are ordered to ‘evacuate or risk ARREST’ as lava continues to blast from Kilauea volcano blocking escape routes and getting hotter than ever

Dangerous 'vigorous' lava eruptions have prompted a strict mandatory evacuation order for the Hawaii community hardest hit by the Kilauea Volcano.

Those who snub the order risk being arrested, as the Big Island's mayor, Harry Kim, declared a roughly 17-block swath of the lava-stricken Leilani Estates subdivision off-limits indefinitely, and gave any residents remaining there 24 hours to leave.

Jun 01 08:46

Hawaii mayor issues mandatory evacuation order, strict curfew for Leilani Estates

May 31 16:20

Hawaii Volcano Eruption Update - Thursday Morning (May 31, 2018)

May 31 15:00

Volcano Alert: Hawaii Locals Told They Have ONE LAST CHANCE To Evacuate Island

Authorities in Hawaii have renewed pleas for evacuation after a 4.5 magnitude earthquake struck close to the Kilauea volcano’s summit overnight. This is locals “last chance” to evacuate the highly volatile island.

Concerns about safety continue to grow on Hawaii’s Big Island, as fissures spewed molten lava towards two new subdivisions. Coupled with the massive amounts of lava flowing into homes, the earthquake near the summit has many rightly worried.

May 31 14:15

#BREAKING #LeilaniEstatesEruption #KilaueaVolcano: Hawaii Co. Mayor Harry Kim just signed mandatory evacuation orders for #LeilaniEstates

including & east of Pomaika?i St, residents have 24hrs to evacuate starting at 12:06 PM today

May 31 12:35

Hawaii Volcano Eruption Update - Wednesday Night (May 30, 2018)

May 31 11:45

Kilauea Volcano Eruption: Is It Safe To Travel To Hawaii?

On May 25, Hawaii Gov. David Ige and the State Dept. of Health director Dr. Virginia Pressler issued a joint statement about the air quality on the islands. "Hawaii’s air quality is being closely monitored on a continuing basis by scientists, meteorologists and the State Department of Health," Gov. Ige says in the press release. "This team of experts says the air quality in the Hawaiian Islands is safe for residents and visitors, except in the affected areas."

"The bottom line is that there is no reason for travelers to avoid making their vacation plans in the Hawaiian Islands due to safety concerns because of Kilauea volcano," the governor added.

May 31 10:46

Lava covers well at Puna Geothermal Venture

Lava now covers a well at Puna Geothermal Venture (PGV); just one event in an active Sunday of eruptions in lower Puna. In another area of Leilani Estates, lava fountains 200 feet in the air from an already active fissure, and another fissure opens up in the neighborhood.

May 30 12:17

@MilekaLincoln #KilaueaVolcano LATEST: 05-30

For the first time, a look inside the Puna Geothermal Plant as lava encroached upon the property

Residents on Noni Farms Rd & Hale Kamahina Rd need to EVACUATE IMMEDIATELY due to a fast moving lava flow

Kapoho residents, including Kapoho Beach Lots & Vacationland, risk being isolated by lava inundation of Beach Road near Four Corners & are being ADVISED TO EVACUATE

May 30 12:15


May 30 12:06

'Don't toast marshmallows on Hawaii volcano' says US government

The US Geological Survey has responded to a social media query on whether it is safe to roast marshmallows over a volcanic vent.

The answer is no.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Definitely NO!!!!!

May 30 12:05

Hawaii lava flow destroys 12 more homes as Kilauea volcano continues exploding

A fast-moving lava flow appears to have destroyed at least 12 more homes on Hawaii’s Big Island as lava fountains blast more than 200 feet into the air, authorities said.

The flow near the Leilani Estates neighborhood about 35 miles from Hilo had already destroyed at least 82 structures, including 41 homes, since it began early this month, and at least a dozen more are believed to have been destroyed Sunday and Monday night, authorities confirmed Tuesday.

They were still awaiting official confirmation because the area is so dangerous. The flow also appeared to have cut off access to a geothermal electricity plant, which has been evacuated.

Petra Wiesenbauer is among those who lost homes late Sunday and early Monday.

May 29 14:58

Rescuers hit out at Hawaii residents who won't evacuate Kilauea as terrifying video shows wall of lava consuming properties

Hawaii County officials are knocking on doors on several streets in the Leilani Estates subdivision alerting residents to flee fast-moving lava from Kilauea volcano.

Evacuation orders were issued Monday evening for anyone in the area east of Pomaikai Street to avoid being isolated by the flow.

'Kind of disturbingly, some people just refused to leave,' said Hawaii County Civil Defense Administrator Talmadge Magno. 'We had one gentleman that had to be kind of rescued. His only way out was through his back door and through the forest.'

May 29 13:56

Hawaii Lava-Flows Accelerate, Over 80 Structures Destroyed, Tourist Bookings Tumble 50%

Officials in Hawaii County have been going door-to-door on several streets in the Leilani Estates subdivision on The Big Island, warning residents to flee as fast-moving lava from the Kilauea volcano coursed towards the area. Despite being under an evacuation order, several residents have been holding out and refusing to leave their homes.

May 29 13:52

USGS scientists relocate to UH Hilo as summit explosions continue

Many of them are now working out of the University of Hawaii at Hilo. Ed Brown, associate director, USGS Volcano Science Center, says the school "has been a phenomenal resource for us."

May 29 12:46

#BREAKING #KilaueaVolcano UPDATE: @CivilDefenseHI has shut down Hwy132

between Lava Tree Park to Four Corners


May 29 12:02

Hawaii volcano latest: 'Vog' joins array of horrifying eruptions from Kilauea

The dangerous volcano in Hawaii is spewing out yet another horror: vog.

Volcanic smog is now spewing out of the Kilauea volcano, endangering people around it after weeks of danger.

Vog isn't quite as explosive or spectacular as some of the other dangers that have been thrown out of the volcano. But it adds another danger of its own: it can be carried a long way on the wind, meaning that its effects can be felt for some distance.

May 29 10:04

Hawaii Eruption Update, 11 am Conference Call (May 28, 2018)

May 28 12:34

Stunning Images From Space As "Widening & Advancing" Lava Flow Reaches Hawaii Power Plant

In just the past 24 hours there were between 250 and 270 earthquakes at Kilauea’s summit, with four explosions on Saturday sending ash to altitudes as high as 12,000-15,000 feet, said Stovall and National Weather Service meteorologist John Bravender.

May 28 12:23

Lava covers Puna Geothermal Ventures well, no hydrogen sulfide released

May 28 12:08

Welcome to the twilight zone: Hawaii looks more like a hellscape as Kilauea volcano continues to billow toxic ash into the sky and the Big Island records 270 earthquakes in one day

Hawaii has been struck with 270 earthquakes in just one day as the Kilauea volcano continues to billow toxic ash and spout lava across the island.

More than three weeks after the eruptions first began, Mount Kilauea is showing no signs of stopping.

Photos of the island show a landscape devastated by red hot lava flows and burning trees and shrubbery.

Yesterday's volcanic activity sent ash clouds up to 14,764 feet into the atmosphere, sparking concerns that dangerous levels of sulfur dioxide gas and ash could combine with moisture and dust in the air to cause volcanic smog, or 'vog.'

May 28 12:07

Besides lava and ash, Hawaii volcano is pumping out ‘vog’

Kilauea volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island has had it all over the past three weeks: molten rock shooting toward the sky, lava oozing from the ground and ash clouds rising miles into the air.

You can also add “vog” to the mix.

Scientists say higher sulfur dioxide emissions recorded at the volcano’s vents in recent days are creating the potential for heavier than usual vog, or volcanic smog. So far, trade winds have been mostly blowing the gray haze offshore.


Volcanic smog, or air pollution, is created by vapor, carbon dioxide and sulfur dioxide gas released from Kilauea. It reacts in the atmosphere with oxygen, sunlight, moisture and other gases and particles. In a matter of hours or days, it converts to fine particles that scatter sunlight, creating a haze that can be seen downwind of Kilauea, according to The Interagency Vog Dashboard, which is made up of Hawaii, U.S. and international agencies.

May 28 10:56

Fears of deadly gas explosion as lava inches toward Hawaii geothermal plant

Lava from Hawaii’s erupting Kilauea volcano is edging closer to a geothermal plant, escalating fears of a potentially lethal and toxic hydrogen sulfide explosion.

Molten lava crossed into the property of Puna Geothermal Venture (PGV) Saturday, according to the US Geological Survey, heightening concerns that the lava flow could make contact with the power station’s 11 wells.

May 28 10:53

Hawaii volcano update: Is geothermal plant at risk of EXPLODING again?

Puna Geothermal Venture (PGV), which provides a quarter of the island's electricity, has been a cause for concern since Kilauea's volcanic activity became explosive on May 3.

It was thought that the plant would be spared by the volcano, as lava began diverting away from the area and nearby fissures - numbers 7 and 21 out of 23 - seemed to be less active.

However it seems mother nature had other plans. Janet Snyder, a spokesperson for the County of Hawaii said: The flow from fissures 21 and 7 was widening and advancing.”

On Saturday evening, a tide of lava crossed onto the property of PGV.

The plant stores the highly flammable chemical pentane, 50,000 gallons of which have already been moved from harm’s way.

May 28 10:28

Ever wondered why your bags look so damaged? Baggage handler is caught on camera carelessly tossing luggage into the air down a metal chute at Honolulu Airport

A baggage handler has been caught on camera throwing passengers' luggage down a chute at Honolulu Airport.

The worker was filmed by a traveller who was situated in the terminal building and able to get a clear view of the baggage handler.

Instead of placing the bags gently onto the chute and allowing them to slide down, the ground staff worker simply throws each bag haphazardly often allowing them to bounce as they fall towards the bottom at quite a speed.

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May 27 19:01

Puna Geothermal officials confirm lava has reached the 40 acres of their operational plant site

spokesperson says the nearest well is about 130 ft away

May 27 18:58

Civil Defense HI can’t say what would trigger a mandatory mass evacuation of the area surrounding Puna Geothermal

despite lava reaching within 130ft of the well field

May 27 10:59

Welcome to the twilight zone: Hawaii looks more like a hellscape as Kilauea volcano continues to billow toxic ash into the sky and the Big Island records 270 earthquakes in one day

Hawaii has been struck with 270 earthquakes in just one day as the Kilauea volcano continues to billow toxic ash and spout lava across the island.

More than three weeks after the eruptions first began, Mount Kilauea is showing no signs of stopping.

Photos of the island show a landscape devastated by red hot lava flows and burning trees and shrubbery.

Yesterday's volcanic activity sent ash clouds up to 14,764 feet into the atmosphere, sparking concerns that dangerous levels of sulfur dioxide gas and ash could combine with moisture and dust in the air to cause volcanic smog, or 'vog.'

May 27 10:59

Hawaii volcano update: 270 earthquakes in ONE day – latest pictures and USGS quake map

MOUNT Kilauea is showing no signs of letting up, as Big Island continues to feel the destructive fury of the volcano. With 270 earthquakes recorded yesterday in just 24 hours, here is the latest on Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano.

National Weather Service meteorologist John Bravender said that the flurry of earthquakes caused four massive explosions from the volcano’s summit, sending ash clouds up to 4,500 metres into the atmosphere.

Winds are set to shift on Monday and Tuesday, causing higher concentrations of ash and volcanic smog – ‘vog’ – that will spread west and northwest to affect more populated areas, Bravender said.

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May 26 10:39

Marines bring Super Stallions to Puna in case of mass evacuations