May
16
2018
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Looks like more eruptions in Hawaii are likely.

I think that I went to Kilauea.

Officials warned residents and airplanes to stay away from part of Hawaii’s Big Island after a plume of ash from the Kilauea volcano rose 12,000 feet into the air… The US Geological Survey issued a red alert Tuesday, which means a major eruption is imminent or underway and ash could affect air traffic. The USGS’ Michelle Coombs described the situation as ” very hazardous for aviation” and said her team isn’t quite sure what caused Tuesday’s slightly more intense ash emissions.

I don’t quite remember, and neither does my wife (which is kind of reassuring, because if my wife doesn’t remember it then it’s obscure). At any rate: this is a very real problem that Hawaii’s having right now, and I hope that everybody there will please stay safe. Which means no lava selfies. …Which I will admit is the sort of stupid [expletive deleted] that I might have done when younger, so I can’t be too cutting about this.

Jan
31
2017
2

Lava in Kilauea.

It absolutely looks like a cartoon or CGI, but no, that’s actual lava at Kilauea:

I thought that I went to see that volcano when my wife and I went to Hawaii in ’08, but Wikipedia has convinced me that we were actually at Haleakalā National Park. Either way: volcanoes are fascinating places. If you have a chance to go look at one, take it.

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