Hawaii

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Hawaii

Postby Beaver » Mon May 07, 2018 2:07 pm

https://www.channel3000.com/news/nation ... /739199382

Here's what the disaster looks like, by the numbers:

2,140 degrees Fahrenheit
That's the temperature of Kīlauea lava when it erupts. It's 1,170 degrees Celsius, and it's hot enough to melt gold.

26 homes destroyed
And that number could keep growing.

1,700+ residents evacuated

10 fissures

1 earthquake per hour

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Re: Hawaii

Postby Paleo2 » Mon May 07, 2018 5:55 pm

Need more gin.

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Re: Hawaii

Postby Henry Vilas » Mon May 07, 2018 6:42 pm

Wait until the Yellowstone caldera blows. Then the Beav will really have something to post about (if there is still time to do so).

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Re: Hawaii

Postby Cadfael » Tue May 08, 2018 9:51 am

We stayed at a B&B not far from there back in the early nineties. Wanted to get close to a flowing lava track but at the time you had to backpack about ten or twelve miles into the hills to see one. The B&B owner told us it was a traditional family picnic thing to hike along nearby trails and cook hot dogs over a steam vent. Those were all over the place. Little cracks in the ground with live steam seeping out. Or shooting out sometimes. We walked over country roads where lava had flowed and solidified, blocking the road on each side, and we walked through lava tubes where it was pitch black when you turned out the flashlights, and we walked around the Kīlauea Caldera which was impressive as all hell, but we never saw flowing lava.

We didn't take any rocks home. Not even ones they sold at the tourist traps.

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Re: Hawaii

Postby Paleo2 » Wed May 09, 2018 6:13 pm

I stayed at Kilauea once, back in the late 70s.

My father was doing a sabbatical teaching at UH Manoa (in Honolulu). My mother took a vulcanology class, and the professor allowed her to bring the whole family along for a field trip to see the volcanic sites on the Big Island. It was quite interesting to see the various sites, including a lava tube and some other very interesting things, with one of the world's leading experts on that particular volcano.

We took an interesting souvenir home. Snow from Mauna Kea (White Mountain). We managed to keep it from melting on the flight home. The neighborhood kids back in Honolulu had never seen snow.

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Re: Hawaii

Postby Cadfael » Wed May 09, 2018 7:33 pm

Paleo2 wrote:We took an interesting souvenir home. Snow from Mauna Kea (White Mountain). We managed to keep it from melting on the flight home. The neighborhood kids back in Honolulu had never seen snow.

The guy who owned the B&B we stayed at had a story about Mauna Kea. He was raising Great Pyrenees and had six beautiful dogs about the same size. A fashion photographer saw them and just happened to know there was a dog sled at the observatory on Mauna Kea and a photo shoot was born. They brought the dogs up to the observatory and hooked them up and everything was ready and the dogs were having a great time, and they harnessed them up and let them go, and every dog ran about six steps and keeled over. Completely unconscious.

Turns out Mauna Kea is 14,000 feet up, where jet pilots must have oxygen masks in place at all times. The dogs were oxy starved. They figured out what was going on, brought the dogs downhill till they woke up raring to go and that was the end of it. He said they did some cute picture taking with the sled and the dogs below the snow line but it never got published.

All the dogs recovered without effect and lived to ripe old ages.

No idea if the story is true. He was a great storyteller, though.

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Re: Hawaii

Postby Roy » Sat May 12, 2018 11:32 am

The worst that can happen is “rift block failure”

“A number of large coastal fault scarps (palis), some as high as 500 meters, parallel the Puna rift zone and are the tops of an extensive fault zone along which substantial movement has occurred in the past. Large fault blocks are tilted back, by as much as 8 degrees towards the rift zone, indicating a pattern of gradual subsidence. This continuous subsidence has created the feature known as the Hilina Fault System.”


If this rift lets go the entire South Slope of the Big Island could slide into the ocean.

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Re: Hawaii

Postby Dust Mite Rodeo » Sat May 12, 2018 6:41 pm

That website looks like it was designed by the heaven's gate cult.

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Re: Hawaii

Postby Beaver » Fri Oct 26, 2018 8:47 am

Cat 5 hurricane wiped an entire Hawaiian island off the map
2 endangered animals call the island home
https://www.channel3000.com/weather/cat ... /824092700

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