Fissure Eight

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It’s a great name for the active fissure that continues to pour lava into the ocean from Leilani Estates. It literally means ‘Fissure Eight’.

Currently, Fissure eight splatter cone is over 180 feet high. To put that in perspective, Aloha Tower is 184 feet tall, that’s ten stories high. The eruption has destroyed over 600 homes since May 3, 2018.

There are Twenty-Four fissures that have opened up in Leilani Estates. Only one continues to erupting rivers of molten lava at an astonishing rate that swallowed several subdivisions in the Kapoho area in lower Puna district. All the fissures did erupt lava, but eventually either slowed or stopped. Only fissure eight continues to be very active. Fissure eight continues to flow lava that have reached the ocean. The amount of lava has created its own weather system. A deadly system that includes poisonous hydrogen-sulfide gas, clouds of LAZE.

Laze — a combination of the words lava and haze — is the product of a chemical reaction that happens when molten, 2,140-degree-Fahrenheit lava hits the ocean. The sea water gets boiled, creating a messy mix of hydrochloric acid, steam, and tiny glass particles.

Credit – Big Island Video News – USGS – Hawai’i County Civil Defense

While this is of great concern for residents of lower Puna, a greater concern is looming some 20 miles away at the Kilauea caldera. As the caldera continues to sink into the crater, there is a concern that the lava and the underground water-table will combine. If that happens, it will cause a huge explosion, with huge rocks projectiles as large as cars sent for miles. A plume of hydrochloric acid will ascend thousands of feet into the atmosphere.

Since the beginning of May, 2018, when the fissures appeared, the floor of the Kilauea caldera has been sinking, daily. Each event has produced a 5.3 magnitude earthquake around the Volcano area. Earthquakes powerful enough to damage buildings, roads, and the surrounding village homes.

 

Geologists have warned that this explosive event could cause a very large earthquake that could cause a major Tsunami. Also a land slide from the lower rift into the ocean. The last time something like this happened, in 1975 when a magnitude 7.7 earthquake occurred, the Kapoho tide pools were created. It cause the ground in the Kapoho area to sink into the ocean. Today, the Kapoho tide ponds are no more. They have been reclaimed by Madam Tutu Pele. The area is now all black Pāhoehoe (smooth lava) and ʻĀʻā (rough lava). Both the ocean life and land vegetation is dead. All that remains, is newly formed land by lava. This is what the tide pools used to look like.

Kapoho Tide Pools

This was one of the hidden gems in Hawai’i. Warm tide pools where shallow enough to wander out. You could see little fish and shrimps scrambling around. It was peaceful and calm. You could either sit on the rocks, or in the tide pools. Eventually, this all will return, when Madam Tutu Pele decides to rest.

I don’t know which is worse. The fact that people who have either lost their homes to the lava, or the people that are robbing and vandalizing home of evacuees. These cock-a-roaches that steal from homeowners are truly disgusting and I hope they get caught. It is a felony if they are caught.

Meanwhile, we have must be ready to evacuate at a moments notice. We worry about the direction of the trade-winds, and if VOG and Pele’s Hair should appear (Pele’s Hair – fine threads of volcanic glass, formed when a spray of lava droplets cools rapidly in the air.) It looks like hair, but it’s glass and sharp. You don’t want to breathe that stuff in. So much for life on a volcano.

 

 

 

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And Now, The Good News

 

Hau’oli Lā Hānau President Trump! Today is President Donald J. Trump’s birthday, and we wish him a happy 72 years plus.

Today, the President of the United States has signed an approval for Hawai’i’s Governor David Ige’s request for assistance for residents that lost their homes and property in the Kilauea volcanic eruption.

According to the State of Hawai’i :

On Friday, June 15, a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Disaster Relief Center will be set up at Kea‘au High School in Kea‘au, where county state and federal agencies will initially gather information from residents who have suffered losses.

The President also granted emergency declarations and assistance to residents affected by the volcanic activity back on May 3rd. Eligible residents affected by the volcanic disaster are encouraged to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA’s) Individuals and Households Program (IHP). This will help tremendously for the people of Hawai’i Island that lost everything in the lower Puna district.

The State of Hawai’i is also looking at opening State Lands to allow people to rebuild in Lava Zone 3. Those property owners of Leilani Estates, Kapoho, and other affected subdivisions (Lava Zone 1), will receive assistance and compensation for the value of their property that was reclaimed by Madam Tutu Pele. This will generate new construction and jobs.

Fissure #8, located in Leilani Estates, is pumping lava out. Spouting lava at 250 feet, and the newly formed cone is 160 feet high. The lava river reaches all the way to the ocean. Where VOG (Volcanic Smog) and LAZE, hydrochloric acid mixed with fine particles of glass formed by lava vaporizing into the seawater. Very dangerous and nasty stuff.

In other good news: The Economy is roaring, North Korea is behaving, The United States will host the World Cup, and Joblessness is at a 44 year low! The FBI gets slapped by the Justice department over former director Comey’s handling of the Hillary Clinton investigation. Exposing the leftist corruption within the Mueller investigation by lawyers and FBI investigators. Text messages that reveal collusion and criminal conspiracy to overthrow a Constitutionally elected President. An agency that is suppose to be politically neutral, was conspiring to frame the Trump administration. The Barry Obama, and Clinton, weaponized justice department is exposed as the corruption within the Deep State.

Also exposed was Hillary Clinton’s email server that was hacked by several ‘Bad Characters’, the inspector general’s term. This means, anyone from the Russians, Chinese, North Korean’s, and some guy living in his parents basement, all had access to Top Secret Classified emails. Somehow, this ‘matter’ was swept under the rug by the Barry Obama justice department. Clinton should be in prison and fitted with an orange jumpsuit. I still want those involved prosecuted. Obama, Clinton, the FBI, and the DNC, all should be prosecuted. If it were anyone else, they would be sitting in prison. Our legal system holds a different standard for others, and that has to change.

The leadership in the deeps state is a rotten fish, it stinks. It was rigged, it was corrupt, and it received political preferences. Because they all believed that Hillary would win the 2016 election. Now, these crooks are being exposed. That’s good news.

It’s also scary news. Because this was conducted by the upper echelon of our government. They have the power to destroy innocent people, and they have during the course of the Mueller, and other investigations. Something must be done to make an example of these evil people. This is corruption beyond anything ever seen before in American history.

I must make a comment about the immigration issue the democrats have found themselves painted into a corner. Suppose a family, composed of parents, and young children, and the parents are convicted of a crime. What happens to their children? That’s right, the courts take the children away, and put them in foster care. What’s so different about that and illegal aliens? They are breaking the law. The law, as it is written, separates the children from their parents.

FAKE OUTRAGE! By the Fake News Media and the corrupt socialist democrats. They say the Trump administration is ripping apart families. However, that is a leftist lie. The Trump administration is following the law. Democrats wrote the law. So, selective outrage by anti-American media and socialist democrats falls on deaf ears, and deserves little sympathy. Even the idiot Republican RINO’s are scrambling to put up legislation to grant amnesty to millions of illegals. I hope that Trump Veto’s any bill that grants legality to people that have violated our laws.

You cannot have a country without borders. Other countries jail illegal aliens. Where’s the outrage? It’s the continuing double standard the fascist left wants to impose on this country. We must build a wall to keep people out. We have a process for entry into this country. Allowing open borders will only exploit people, destroy families, increase crime, and hurt the general welfare of the citizenry.

And That’s The Good News

 

 

 

 

Living Room Lava

The Big Island Kilauea Volcano continues to erupt. However, Kilauea has been the longest erupting volcano for the last several decades. It’s goes though cycles and events. The people that live here know the risks and rewards of living on the slopes of Kilauea. We know that someday we might wake up to lava in the living-room.

No matter. There are other hazards such as hurricanes, fire ants, and democrats. It’s not going to stop island people from going about our business. Environmentalists might want to sue Kilauea for pushing sulfur dioxide into the atmosphere. I’d like to see how that would turn out.

Meanwhile, life goes on in Moku o Hawai’i. The Kilauea ash plume emissions didn’t stop people from getting out to the golf course. There are plenty of people taking this in stride. Some others, not so much. It has happened before. Although there have been several large earthquakes. Resulting in several cracks in Highway 11. What we know as Hawai’i Belt Road.

In May of 1924, Kilauea erupted then.

Now in May of 2018, Kilauea is erupting again. Yet, it has always been erupting since. Kilauea will probably erupt for another 100 years, and more. The only difference is the clothing of the island denizens. I think we dressed better back then. Auwe!

 

Lucky we have the trade-winds blowing in our direction. Meaning the sulfur, ash and smell is flowing away from us. However, the trade-winds can change. Volcanic Smog, what we call VOG, will be present as the winds change. Meaning the VOG can surround the island.

The USGS and University of Hawaii Meteorology, provides a VOG model that can be used to predict the air quality.

Click on the picture to see the VOG Model Site!

Well back to the game! ‘EHA! That means FOUR!

I hope they’re serving Portuguese Bean Soup at the Club House today.

PELE SMILES

 

 

 

Pele’s On The Move

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Pele is on the move.

Covering the access roads in lower Puna and directly into the ocean.

The views are spectacular!

 

 

Caldera

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Inside Pele’s Home

 

 

 

Hawai’i’s Volcano 31 Year Eruption: Still Going!

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Big Island Video News video compiles a USGS (United States Geological Survey) presentation of Hawai’i Volcano’s 31 year eruptions!  Some amazing aerial and ground video!

 

Part I

Part II

Part III

Part IV

Part V

Part VI – Lava engulfs Hawaii highway in Kalapana

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What’s For Dinner?

 

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Scallops and Shrimp with Bok Choy and Carrots Over Steamed Jasmine Rice

Lava Flow

 

 

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