Category Archives: Volcano

A Luau of Fresh Lava Links

The active lava flows of Kilauea Volcano on the Big Island of Hawaii seem to have more twists and turns than a daytime soap opera. Sometimes lava flows are predictably steady – staying in the same spot for months. In recent months, the lava break outs and new ocean entries have been popping up in one place, ceasing, and then ... Read More »

River of Lava Video That’ll Make You Say Wow

You’ve got to check out this recent video from the USGS showing a river of lava flowing from a new breakout. I gawked! Go ahead and watch it and I bet you will, too. Last week, I wrote a brief Big Island lava update to share some of the new activity. Here’s a photo produced by the USGS that provides ... Read More »

Hawaii’s Big Island Lava Activity Update (November 2010)

What’s hot in Hawaii? Lava is hot for sure! The active volcano Kilauea continues to produce new lava flows on the Big Island of Hawaii. Currently, lava is visibly active at multiple locations on the southeast side of the Big Island. Perhaps the hottest and most unpredictable lava activity spot at the moment is on the coast near Kalapana. There ... Read More »

Hawaii Vacation News & Deals: July 29, 2010

* I’ve been checking the Hawaii Volcano Observatory reports regularly. The new developments are that lava is entering the ocean at two points and a potential third entry point is less than 250 feet from the ocean. The concerning eastward advance towards homes has slowed a bit, which is good news. * How about a sweet deal for a Maui ... Read More »

Hawaii Vacation Deals & News: July 26, 2010

Let’s get this Monday started with some Hawaii vacation news. * Last week, I reported that the lava flow was heading eastward towards Kalapana residences. Per the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory report, the lava did reach and destroy one home yesterday. The good news is that the lava has found its way to the ocean which will hopefully lessen the ... Read More »

Big Island Lava Flow Advances East

One thing we know for certain about volcanic activity is that it’s predictably unpredictable. Volcanic activity comes and goes and moves around as it pleases. If I remember correctly, a few months ago, experts expected the lava to move westward back towards Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Well, the lava had other thoughts. It began a  move to the East, which ... Read More »

Sending Postcards from a Volcano

Did you know that it’s possible to send mail from a volcano? It’s true. On Hawaii’s Big Island, there’s a  village called Volcano and it’s located along the caldera of Kilauea Volcano just a mile or so from the entrance to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. One fun vacation idea is to send a letter or postcard from the Volcano Post ... Read More »

Hawaii Vacation Deals & News: May 5, 2010

We’ve got a bit of news to catch up on, so let’s dive in. * Hawaii Starwoods Resorts are offering some great resort credits deals when you stay 5 consecutive nights. The resort credits vary by property but range from $500 to $1000 for every 5-night stay. Stay ten nights and the credit is doubled. * Prince Resorts Hawaii have ... Read More »

Another Great VolcanoChaser Lava Video

By now, you’ve probably figured out that I’m a little bit volcano crazy. I mean, how much more exciting can it get than to witness red hot lava oozing? When the Big Island lava is on the move with surface flows like it is now, I’m particularly intrigued. So, I subscribe to volcanochaser’s YouTube channel and rush to watch his ... Read More »

Hawaii’s Big Island Lava Is On The Move Again!

From March 2008 until very early this January, lava was steadily flowing to the ocean at the end of Highway 130 in Kalapana on Hawaii’s Big Island. Lava had been flowing through self-formed tubes to the ocean, but the tube system was most likely blocked or collapsed which stopped the flow to the ocean. The good news is that lava ... Read More »

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