Hawaii Residents Trapped As Volcanic Eruption Intensifies, First Major Injury Reported After "Lava Bomb"

More residents of Hawaii's Big Island have been told to evacuate as fast moving lava threatens homes and businesses after a new, explosive eruption took place at Kilauea's summit crater Saturday as well as the emergence of fresh, faster flowing lava throughout the region. Some 22 fissures have opened up in the lower Puna district since the eruptions began over two weeks ago, claiming at least 44 structures in the affluent Leilani Estates and Lanipuna Gardens subdivisions.

Residents across the Ka'u region have been advised to prepare for "rapid changes in air quality" due to the potential for ashfall or increased levels of sulfur dioxide. 

As of Sunday morning, powerful lava flows had crossed a highway and begun flowing into the Pacific ocean - sending "hydrochloric acid and steam with fine glass particles into the air," according to County officials. 

USGS scientists also announced on Saturday that fissures are now merging and connecting to other lava flows in the area. Fissures 16 and 20 have merged together and are producing a very voluminous line of spatter and lava fountaining. 

The combined lava flow from fissure 20 advanced 1,000 feet in less than an hour early Saturday morning, and moved toward the coast at a rate of 300 yards per hour.

The eruptions took a particularly dangerous turn on Friday, with at least five separate fissures spitting out fresher, hotter lava from Kilauea's summit. -Hawaii News Now

"With fresher, hotter magma, there's the potential that the lava flows can move with greater ease and therefore cover more area," said Janet Babb, USGS geologist, earlier in the day.

"The rift zone is being forced apart," added Steve Brantley of the USGS. "I think clearly it points to the potential for additional eruptive activity" in lower Puna. 

Footage of a man losing his home taken by Lava News can be seen below. The description in the video reads "After non-stop truck loads to Higher Ground the owner retreated only minutes before his house was taken. He wasn't interested in seeing it happen with his own eyes so we recorded it for him with his permission."


Meanwhile, a man's leg was destroyed after a "lava bomb" hit him while he was on his 3rd floor balcony, marking the first serious injury from the eruption.

The lava flew through the air and landed on the man's leg, spokeswoman Janet Snyder said. "It hit him on the shin, and shattered everything from there down on his leg," Snyder added.

The man was reportedly transported to the hospital with serious injuries. -Hawaii News Now

On Wednesday, around 125 shallow quakes rattled Kilauea's summit and nearby communities, causing minor damage to structures and roads. The strongest quake in the area was a magnitude 4.4, and dozens more have been upwards of magnitude 3.

"It's been like hell," said resident Ikaika Marzo, who has been helping get much-needed information to those in lower Puna. 

He described the sounds of lava in the area as 10 or 20 jets taking off at once and right in your backyard. "It's like huge grenades going off," he said. "It shakes the whole community."

The ongoing volcanic activity prompted civil defense authorities to urge extreme caution for anyone still in lava-ravaged areas. -Hawaii News Now

"Everything is so uncertain. It's really nerve-wracking," said Debbie Kalaluhi, who can see the ongoing eruption of fissure no. 17 from her backyard. "You're very on edge. You have to really see it to believe it."


Ms No TBT or not TBT Sun, 05/20/2018 - 16:50 Permalink

The deformation and uplift charts have been extremely predictive.  As with all things you are better off going to data yourself rather than mainstream interpretations of data.  You will start noticing things they dont tell you and sooner (until they start falsifying data like with yellowstone and earthquakes since 2008, but even then you will see them do it, take things offline etc)

Three charts down on right.  http://webcams.volcanodiscovery.com/Kilauea

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Ms No Yogapith Sun, 05/20/2018 - 21:32 Permalink

It sounds right to me.  They knew all kinds of things that they shouldn't have known.  I think it's a lot older than we know.  It was also friendly to both masculinity and femininity, and isn't as passive as presented in modern times. 

"In Hindu philosophy and cosmology the term “Yuga” refers to an epoch within a cycle of four ages. These are the Satya Yuga, or highest age, Treta Yuga, Dwapara Yuga and finally the lowest age, Kali. These cycles are said to repeat like the seasons, waxing and waning within a prolonged time-cycle. Traditionally this cycle of yugas covered a period of creation—an ascending or evolutionary period followed by a descending period of devolution. Each yuga is said to involve stages which the earth and the spiritual consciousness of mankind go through as a whole."

Fascinating stuff really. Shit pie Iron Age predictions:

  • Dangerous rulers who raise taxes and see themselves as superior rather than protectors of society
  • Mass migration to other lands where food is available
  • No sense of God or spirituality will exist with fake saints, all ancestral knowledge is gone
  • Lust, ignorance, animosity towards people, and murder without reason
  • People will laugh, criticize, and attack those who are spiritual
  • Krishna, the Hindu God, foretells extreme hardship of those with ideals and higher ambitions


"Many westerners falsely believe that the gods of Hinduism were passive. Nothing could be further from the truth. Demons were destroyed by their swords, not balloons like in England.

Vishnu, The Preserver, incarnated on earth nearly ten times in multiple forms to destroy many kinds of evil. According to the Vedas, it is his job to preserve the earth during times of extreme suffering. He beheaded demon kings and defeated their armies. In his lion headed-form of Narasimha, he tore the evil king to a bloody mess even after he pleaded and begged for forgiveness."


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Ms No BlindMonkey Sun, 05/20/2018 - 16:24 Permalink

Doom porn is more real everyday.  Nobody listens because wolf has been cried too many times.  It is a fact we are going into grand solar minimum and the entire ROF is at elevated risk.  So are all volcanoes, not just silicitic ones (apparently they were wrong about that).

Over 80% of all major eruptions happen during grand minimums.  Its the increase in cosmic rays.  The next few years will be interesting.  It will continue after that.

Nobody has a clue.

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Ms No Faeriedust Sun, 05/20/2018 - 19:26 Permalink

It started around 2008 when sun went more dormant than in 200 years.  Cosmic rays are inverse.  Here is where we are with spots now. 

Spotless Days
Current Stretch: 6 days 
2018 total: 79 days (56%)
2017 total: 104 days (28%)
2016 total: 32 days (9%) 
2015 total: 0 days (0%) 
2014 total: 1 day (<1%)
2013 total: 0 days (0%)
2012 total: 0 days (0%)
2011 total: 2 days (<1%)
2010 total: 51 days (14%)
2009 total: 260 days (71%)
Updated 20 May 2018


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