6.6 Quake Rocks Hawaii

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anyone want to guess when global warming and/or President Bush being at fault will be brought up?
Bush Quakes Strike Hawaii
Hawaii. With its lush marijuana plantations and vibrant gay community, many consider it a veritable “Garden of Eden”. Yet there’s nothing the Bible-thumping Bush regime would love more than to see the Island paradise sink into the sea like the Biblical utopias of Sodom and Gomorrah. Last weekend’s barrage of politically-motivated quakes were only the opening salvo it what threatens to be a full-scale war waged by the Christian Right against the brown-skinned Hawaiian peoples.

Thankfully, not as many people died without dignity as Bush had undoubtedly hoped in this, the latest of his ecological disasters. Nonetheless, he wrought economical destruction to Hawaii that only time and the repeal of his tax cuts for the wealthiest one percent will heal. The tremors that struck Hawaii knocked scores of ukeleles out of tune, and thousands of striking hula workers were forced to gyrate rhythmically at the hips without compensation for several agonizing minutes. Many a grass-skirted minx has already fled the Islands for the safety of the mainland, walking across the Pacific Ocean on the backs of undocumented Mexicans swimming to Hawaii for construction jobs. Defiant in the face of tragedy, a headstrong and resolute Mayor Ray Kakapipimediapaliki condemned the racist policies that lead to the quakes, and vowed that Honolulu would once again be a “Coconut City” - just as soon as they've ran off all the job-stealing Beaners.

As expected, the Repugs are in full denial mode, blaming the disaster on everything from "Mother Nature" to "Tectonic Plates". But no matter how they try to spin it, the blame for Hawaii lies solely on George Bush and his evangelical masters - not to be confused with Thomas Magnum and his Robin Masters, neither of whom were invited to the Luau.

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USGS says Hawaii volcano could shoot boulders and rocks
Fri, May 11, 2018 - Geologists on Wednesday warned that Hawaii’s Kilauea Volcano could erupt explosively and send boulders, rocks and ash into the air around its summit in the coming weeks.
The risk will rise as lava drains from the summit crater down the flank of the volcano, and explosions could occur if the lava drops below the groundwater level, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said. There is also potential for ash, steam and sulfur dioxide emissions. Kilauea is one of the world’s most active volcanoes.

It has destroyed 36 structures since it began releasing lava from fissures that opened in a Big Island neighborhood about 40km east of the summit crater. There are now 15 of the vents spread through Leilani Estates and neighboring Lanipuna Gardens. In the weeks ahead, the volcano could eject blocks up to 1.8m in diameter a little less than 1.6km away, the USGS said, adding that it might also send pebbles shooting into the air several kilometers away. The receding lava lake resembles conditions seen before a major summit eruption in 1924, USGS Hawaiian Volcanoes Observatory scientist-in-charge Tina Neal said.

That explosion killed one person and sent rocks, ash and dust into the air for 17 days. No one lives in the immediate area of the summit crater. However, people have continued to visit Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park, which includes the crater and surrounding region. The park would be evacuated before conditions develop for an explosive eruption at the summit, spokeswoman Jessica Ferracane said.

Separately, Hawaii Governor David Ige said a geothermal energy plant near the lava outbreak was accelerating its removal of stored flammable gas. Puna Geothermal Venture has about 189,270 liters of pentane on site, but he expected it would all be removed by the end of yesterday. It would be “very, very hazardous” if a volcanic vent were to open under the facility where the fuel is stored, Ige said. The plant, which is owned by Ormat Technologies of Reno, Nevada, is across the highway from where lava has been erupting. Authorities had ordered nearly 2,000 residents to leave the neighborhoods in and around the vents in the mostly rural district of Puna.

USGS says Hawaii volcano could shoot boulders and rocks - Taipei Times
 

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USGS says Hawaii volcano could shoot boulders and rocks
Fri, May 11, 2018 - Geologists on Wednesday warned that Hawaii’s Kilauea Volcano could erupt explosively and send boulders, rocks and ash into the air around its summit in the coming weeks.
The risk will rise as lava drains from the summit crater down the flank of the volcano, and explosions could occur if the lava drops below the groundwater level, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said. There is also potential for ash, steam and sulfur dioxide emissions. Kilauea is one of the world’s most active volcanoes.

It has destroyed 36 structures since it began releasing lava from fissures that opened in a Big Island neighborhood about 40km east of the summit crater. There are now 15 of the vents spread through Leilani Estates and neighboring Lanipuna Gardens. In the weeks ahead, the volcano could eject blocks up to 1.8m in diameter a little less than 1.6km away, the USGS said, adding that it might also send pebbles shooting into the air several kilometers away. The receding lava lake resembles conditions seen before a major summit eruption in 1924, USGS Hawaiian Volcanoes Observatory scientist-in-charge Tina Neal said.

That explosion killed one person and sent rocks, ash and dust into the air for 17 days. No one lives in the immediate area of the summit crater. However, people have continued to visit Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park, which includes the crater and surrounding region. The park would be evacuated before conditions develop for an explosive eruption at the summit, spokeswoman Jessica Ferracane said.

Separately, Hawaii Governor David Ige said a geothermal energy plant near the lava outbreak was accelerating its removal of stored flammable gas. Puna Geothermal Venture has about 189,270 liters of pentane on site, but he expected it would all be removed by the end of yesterday. It would be “very, very hazardous” if a volcanic vent were to open under the facility where the fuel is stored, Ige said. The plant, which is owned by Ormat Technologies of Reno, Nevada, is across the highway from where lava has been erupting. Authorities had ordered nearly 2,000 residents to leave the neighborhoods in and around the vents in the mostly rural district of Puna.

USGS says Hawaii volcano could shoot boulders and rocks - Taipei Times
took me a second to figure out "may 11th"? not yet man!!! but it is there.

wild times.
 

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USGS says Hawaii volcano could shoot boulders and rocks
Fri, May 11, 2018 - Geologists on Wednesday warned that Hawaii’s Kilauea Volcano could erupt explosively and send boulders, rocks and ash into the air around its summit in the coming weeks.
The risk will rise as lava drains from the summit crater down the flank of the volcano, and explosions could occur if the lava drops below the groundwater level, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said. There is also potential for ash, steam and sulfur dioxide emissions. Kilauea is one of the world’s most active volcanoes.

It has destroyed 36 structures since it began releasing lava from fissures that opened in a Big Island neighborhood about 40km east of the summit crater. There are now 15 of the vents spread through Leilani Estates and neighboring Lanipuna Gardens. In the weeks ahead, the volcano could eject blocks up to 1.8m in diameter a little less than 1.6km away, the USGS said, adding that it might also send pebbles shooting into the air several kilometers away. The receding lava lake resembles conditions seen before a major summit eruption in 1924, USGS Hawaiian Volcanoes Observatory scientist-in-charge Tina Neal said.

That explosion killed one person and sent rocks, ash and dust into the air for 17 days. No one lives in the immediate area of the summit crater. However, people have continued to visit Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park, which includes the crater and surrounding region. The park would be evacuated before conditions develop for an explosive eruption at the summit, spokeswoman Jessica Ferracane said.

Separately, Hawaii Governor David Ige said a geothermal energy plant near the lava outbreak was accelerating its removal of stored flammable gas. Puna Geothermal Venture has about 189,270 liters of pentane on site, but he expected it would all be removed by the end of yesterday. It would be “very, very hazardous” if a volcanic vent were to open under the facility where the fuel is stored, Ige said. The plant, which is owned by Ormat Technologies of Reno, Nevada, is across the highway from where lava has been erupting. Authorities had ordered nearly 2,000 residents to leave the neighborhoods in and around the vents in the mostly rural district of Puna.

USGS says Hawaii volcano could shoot boulders and rocks - Taipei Times
is there a reason you couldn't start your own thread and needed to resurrect one that is 11 years old?
 

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It's a Volcanic Island...........might happen.............If she blows big they better evacuate.........that Island isn't big........

Could be a major problem if she burps big.
 

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Man hit by lava in first serious Kilauea injury...

Hawaii volcano: Man hit by lava in first serious Kilauea injury
20 May 2018 - The first serious injury has been reported as Hawaii continues to grapple with weeks of volcanic eruptions and lava flow.
The injured man was sitting on a balcony at his home when "lava spatter" - projectile molten rock - landed on him. "It hit him on the shin and shattered everything there down on his leg," a spokeswoman for the county mayor said. Lava spatters can weigh "as much a refrigerator", she told Reuters. The Kilauea volcano on Hawaii's Big Island erupted at the beginning of May, and the situation for residents has steadily been worsening.


This fast-moving flow in the Pahoe area consumed a home, seen here burning in the top left​

On Saturday, a key coastal road used as the main escape route for residents was in danger of being cut off, which could hamper evacuations. The possibility of the lava flows reaching the ocean, meanwhile, threatens to release toxic gases in a plume called a "laze". When molten lava hits sea water, the chemical reaction can create "hazy and noxious conditions" laced with hydrochloric acid and tiny particles of glass, the US Geological Survey (USGS) says. "Even the wispy edges of it can cause skin and eye irritation and breathing difficulties," USGS warned.

Growing flows

Some of the lava flows have increased over the weekend. The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory said that the rate of eruptions increased in the area known as the lower east rift zone, where four fissures have merged together. The result is "a continuous line of spatter and fountaining". Two different lava flows from the combined fissures have now merged less than a mile from the coast. Geologists are warning that the behaviour of the lava flows remains unpredictable, and are urging residents to obey all warnings from Hawaii's civil defence. At the summit, a large explosion happened at around midnight on Friday night into Saturday, sending a plume of volcanic gas some 10,000 ft (two miles, or 3km) into the air.

Thousands of people have already left their homes in some areas of the island. Bush fires have also broken out in several areas. "It is a very dynamic situation," geologist Carolyn Parcheta from the observatory told a news conference, while warning of the risk to one of the main residential areas. Lava "flooded around the east side of Lanipuna Gardens, and to me that is a very scary scenario," she said. "That's what concerns me most - is that people might be trapped by something like that." Despite safety concerns in some residential areas - and worries that volcanic ash could interfere with air travel - Hawaii's business community has stressed that many tourist activities remain open, as do the island's airports.

Man badly hurt by lava spatter in Hawaii
 

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