May 4, 2018

"It sounded like there were rocks in a dryer that were being tumbled around. You could hear the power it of it pushing out of the ground."

From "Hawaii’s Kilauea erupts. Evacuations underway as lava threatens communities" (WaPo).

16 comments:

Leland said...

I'll take the occasional floods. Stay strong Hawaii!

Lewis Wetzel said...

The eruption is in Leilani Estates, a subdivision built on top of the rift zone of the most active volcano in the world. I am not sure you could build a house in a more volcanically active place that was not actually erupting at the time.

buwaya said...

My wife was there (big island) in 2016 looking at retirement property, some in Leilani Estates. Its cheap!

tcrosse said...

The gods are angry.

Hey Skipper said...

Is there nothing that Global Warming can't do?

FullMoon said...

My wife was there (big island) in 2016 looking at retirement property, some in Leilani Estates. Its cheap!

Poor marketing. I am sure an imaginative as man could turn the potential volcano danger into a plus.

n.n said...

Hawaii wants to ban sunscreen lotion.

The gods are angry.

They can Plan a child to appease #HerToo.

Big Mike said...

@n.n., there is strong evidence that oxybenzone, the key ingredient in most sunscreen lotions, kills coral. Hawaii needs its coral reefs more than tourists need suntans.

Yancey Ward said...

I drove through some of those neighborhoods in 2007. I could see why people like to live there despite the obvious risks, but buying property there seems silly.

Seeing Red said...

Global cooling!

Seeing Red said...

Hawaii needs its coral reefs more than tourists need suntans.


Sunscreen.

But tourists like me don’t need Hawaii.

Seeing Red said...

I think Cancun already does it but Cancun is becoming a murder capital so....

rcocean said...

I always thought Hilo and the East Coast was a bit of a dump. But sorry to hear about the lava flow.

Skookum John said...

It’s an impoverished, poorly governed dump, it’s filled with surly natives and tetchy Asiatics who don’t like haoles, it rains constantly, and the invasive tree frogs make a nightly racket that would drive me crazy. I much prefer the Kona area on the dry west side. You don’t have to drive too far out of town before home prices become more or less reasonable, as long as you don’t want to live right on the beach.

Jason said...

My sister's dad owns a home in Pahoa.

JaimeRoberto said...

We rented a house for a few days at nearby Kapoho Tidepools. The driveway would flood at high tide and the animals were so loud at night that it was hard to sleep. It really feels like the edge of the earth. I couldn't help but think that if there were a tsunami or an eruption we'd be hosed. It is or was a great place if you like to get off the beaten path and like solitude.