Saturday, November 08, 2014

A reminder that what's coming could be worse

It's a precarious place, the Big Island of Hawaii.

"Ultimately anything we build on the volcano will be consumed by Kilauea..." Hawaiian volcanoes are not like any images you may have formed of the destruction of Pompeii by the unexpected eruption of Vesuvius in 79 CE. When they erupt, the destruction moves slowly. But their lava just keeps on pushing inexorably toward the sea. The video is very much worth your time.

H/t Hattie who is watching and chronicling the current flow into the Puna region from an adjacent slope outside the danger zone.

1 comment:

Rain Trueax said...

I always think of the book Diamond Head, not the film but the book. Because I live in a volcanic region (supposedly dormant but that doesn't mean dead), where evidence of past eruptions is many places, I find volcanoes always of interest. They are certainly reminders of our limited control over this earth of ours.

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