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Kilauea volcano eruption

Discussion in 'GatorTail Pub' started by WhattaGator, Jun 22, 2018.

  1. WhattaGator

    WhattaGator All Along The Watchtower Moderator VIP Member

    The Kilauea Volcanic lava flow has been steadily growing since it began on May 4th.

    It has now destroyed over 100 homes, destroyed several roads, and some witnesses state occasional lava boulders "about the size of a school bus" per the Weather Channel

    The lava flows have been moving faster, and according to geologists, show no sign of slowing any time soon.
     
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  2. g8rtrucker

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  3. WhattaGator

    WhattaGator All Along The Watchtower Moderator VIP Member

    Huh?
     
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  4. MtownGator

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    Needs pictures for above reference.

    "This Thread Is Worthless Without Pictures

    Probably not helping things.

    Earthquakes rocked Hawaii's Big Island on Friday as eruptions at the Kilauea volcano continued. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said a 6.9-magnitude earthquake struck the island nearly an hour after a 5.4-magnitude quake hit.

    The 5.4-magnitude quake was felt across the Big Island from Hilo to Kona and as far away as Oahu. It added to an already busy day for the Big Island, which is grappling with five separate eruptions from two fissures on the volcano, CBS Honolulu affiliate KGMB-TV reports.
     
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  5. GatorNavy

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  7. OklahomaGator

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    That is amazing.
     
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  8. WhattaGator

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    Man1 That is only one of many fissures that are open!
     
  9. WhattaGator

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    It's also amazing how quickly that lava is flowing!

    Considering that this has been going on since May 4th, and it's now getting more powerful and more concerning to not only the residents, but this geologists, as they are concerned with a major eruption.
     
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  10. g8rtrucker

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    Thanks Vax. Those flows are amazing.
    Very nice Navy, thanks.
     
  11. tec68

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    I'd be leaving Hawaii with all that stuff going on...
     
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  12. G8trGr8t

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    It's a big island. Great time to get cheap trip to the Big Island. Great diving and fishing and the resort area is so far from the volcano it is totally safe from everything short of a 8 earthquake or tsunami
     
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  13. tec68

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    I’m sure it is and I would definitely visit but an island is an island in my mind. I’d still be leaving with all that going on.
     
  14. MtownGator

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    Who's our resident geologist? I've seen him post before on a this volcano.
    I'd like to here what he thinks will happen soon.
    I guess at this point Hawaii is still growing.
    I have a coworker with family there and they are just thrilled by the eruption.
    Kinda like the gods smiled on us type of thing.
     
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  15. WhattaGator

    WhattaGator All Along The Watchtower Moderator VIP Member

    They've alre5already reported a an rise in earthquake activity.
     
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  16. GatorNavy

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    This thing is still erupting.
     
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  17. WhattaGator

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    Man! To think that this has been going on since the beginning of May, and this is fissure #22!

    They still have been showing signs of an even bigger eruption, and have been reporting small earthquakes during the whole time.

    This is Kilawea, the Big Island also has Mauna Loa, and, because the entire chain of islands are on a tectonic plate, it's slowly, but constantly changing.

    A small new Island has formed to the south-sooutheast of the big island itself. It has been recently been named Loihi, or Loihi seamount, pronounced "Low-EE-Hee".

    There are already two small islands to the west of the chain, one, Ni'ihau, has a population of 170, the othe, Kaho'olawe, is still uninhabited, as it's only 44 square miles to date.
     
  18. COGatorman

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    In my business, we always say real estate is a good investment...because they aren't making any more. But, it seems, this is not the case in Hawaii. May be plenty more being made. But rendering useless some that has been previously used!
     
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  19. gatorknights

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    I wonder if their insurance policies cover volcano damage? If not, this could be a financial catastrophe as well as physical.
     
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  20. COGatorman

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    Gosh, I would hope so. I have rental properties in Florida and I have hurricane riders. Surely if you live near an active volcano, you pay for some coverage for that risk.