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Earliest photo of Kilauea volcano discovered

What was once believed to be the first photo of Kilauea volcano is no longer the case.

Officials at the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory thought this photo taken in the 1860s was the first photograph ever taken of Kilauea. 68 more words


Pavlof rests, for now!

Pavlof ash eruption blankets large area

Pavlof volcano, as seen from Cold Bay, showing deposits of March 27-28 eruption. Photo by Candace Shaack.

Date: March 29, 2016 9:06 AM… 176 more words

News Alert

M4.6 quake 12.3 miles SW of Waimea, NO tsunami generated

The U.S. Geological Survey’s Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) recorded a magnitude-4.6 earthquake located beneath Hawaii Island at 6:43 a.m. Sunday.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center has determined that no damaging tsunami was generated. 264 more words


Vog: the Hawaii-dweller's cryptonite


Hideous stuff, that.

Vog, also known as volcanic smog, is a regular curse of Big Island life. The very presence of the stuff is enough to send me burrowing back into my pillows with a wail of agony. 824 more words


Picture them, if you will… smooth stones from a river or a beach. If you are like me (in this way), the very thought will provoke a deep, wonderful sigh; a sensation of settling and safety, solidity and rest. 801 more words

NaBloPoMo 2015


The lava lake in Kilauea volcano on April 26, 2015. This is the highest the lava lake has reached during the current summit eruption.

The roiling lava lake atop Hawaii’s Kilauea Volcano is threatening to overflow for the first time since the molten pool appeared in February 2010. 86 more words