Big Island Volcano

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Big Island Volcano

 I traveled off island to the Big Island these past few days to see friends and family and also to get some ink done, which i'll post about later. The Vog (volcanic smog)was really bad in Kona with all the recent volcanic activities on the Hilo side of the island.  Vog was so bad i joked with friends about going to LA for some fresh air.  Anyway heres some of the latest pictures of the Waikupanaha lava plume.

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http://hvo.wr.usgs.gov/kilauea/update/images.html

   

   

GoldenGirl
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The vog has been driving me nuts for the longest. What sucks is that I tend to get sick when the vog rolls around, and it doesn't help that Pele (the volcano goddess) wants to keep Kilauea going. 

You weren't staying at a hotel, were you? I know a few months ago, some hotels were actually letting guests check out early without penalty and with a refund of the days they didn't spend because of the vog. Many couldn't see much!

Vash the Stampede
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i stayed out kohala side, in kapa'au.  but flying into kona, you couldnt even see hualalai.  i spent a couple days in kona and now my throats all sore. but i had a great time checking out old friends.  do you live big island?

GoldenGirl
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Not too bad, then Smile I'm getting a cold from the vog. Sucks! I don't live on the big island--I'm on Kauai. Still, we get some of the vog here and it just hangs!

p to the izzle
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Man that looks awesome. My wife wants to go to Hawaii again. Seeing those pics makes me want to go again too.  It's just such a cool place. Too bad it costs so much to go.

I don't want to die without any scars. 

Hot2na
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infrickencredible Vash the Stampede! great shots. i had no idea she, Waikupanaha, was active right now.

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bella22
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Wow! Those are some pretty rad pics you got there! Is the volcano under control or does the lava spread everywhere and burn things down? I don't know much about volcanos, but the little I know I find very interesting.

-Pain is weakness leaving the body- USMC OOrah!

Vash the Stampede
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the volcano's pretty near to the coast and for the most part the lava flows into the ocean.  the flow has land locked a few towns in the past.  its funny some home owners refuse to evacuate and on the news you can see people using dirt bikes to navigate thru forest and hardened lava to get supplies.  but that doesnt happen much.

the threat is the lava that flows into the sea, is creating a huge shelf that could break off and scientist think this could cause a 1000 ft. wave making hawaii go bye bye.  theyve been saying that about california too though.

id say the vog is the greatest threat.  its a dangerous gas. 

bella22
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OMG thats crazy! Thanks for the little lesson, I learned something new today, yay!! :)

-Pain is weakness leaving the body- USMC OOrah!

Wonderland
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Those are some awesome pictures, wow.  I've been dying to go to Kona.  Or the big island.  Such a loooong flight though and I'm not exactly a fan of airplanes.  Would love to see more pics! 

 

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LBL
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Now that's terrifying...  

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