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Hawaii Volcanoes Displaying its Geologic Might

Hawaii Volcanoes; USGS Photo

Lava erupting from the Puʻu ʻŌʻō vent; USGS Photo

Things are rockin' and rollin' at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, where new vents have been spewing hot lava for much of the past week. While witnessing these geologic machinations in person would be pretty cool, park officials are urging visitors to take special care in some sections of the park.
Some parts of the park have been closed to visitors due to the danger associated with the flows. To get the latest on the flows, check out this story and this column from the Honolulu Advertiser. You can find some photos at this site.


I'm in Hawaii right now, and tho' I'm not on the Big Island, this is major news all over the state. When someone mentions something like, say, the Agora Fire, some Hawaiian always points out that it will be contained and extinguished w/ the intervention of humans. Kilauea will be fiery until the eruption stops naturally.

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