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    Kilauea Fissure 8

    Anyone going to see the eruptions?
    Have visited the ongoing eruption last 30+ years from ocean at night, from a helicopters, hiking cooling crusts in exclusion zones, cut by Pele Hair, Acid vog has killed video camera ,melted shoes, a steaming caldera floor as it changes over the decades, crumbling fresh lava cinder beaches, and even from a few approved tourist vistas. But kilauea is really getting wild lately and more capable of harm. Of the 24 fresh vents in the Puna district Fissure #8 is flowing unusually fast and furious, much more liquid than the typical turtle paced surface flows.

    Here is a Facebook showing lava rapids and extremely fast surface flows. https:// m.facebook.com/100000692913720/posts/1972379369461808/

    Anyways tourism is suffering but it is an incredible life experience so go if you can.
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    My son and his family was over there this spring. The resort and bay they stayed are now all gone and covered in lava. Sad. I'll see if I can find his posted videos. He walked several hot areas, taking a stick and testing the ground in front of him. If the stick caught fire, it was too hot to walk!! Ha!
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    Wow that is amazing. Thanks for sharing Fred.

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    No turtle's pace here! Fissure 8 is really pumping it out fast. Very atypical for this eruptive sequence.

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    Still better than eastern 1/20th of the island sluffing off and creating the mother of all tsunamis.
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    Gone are the days of slipping over the side of a boat and snorkeling in to see a formerly gentle unregulated natural event as lava would drip in from above or pillow lava erupt hissing and popping from below.


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    ​land for sale

    Fresh acreage created daily! Get you Hawaiian ocean front property while it is still hot!
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    fred,
    your vast knowledge, experiences and enthusiasm for life always excites, inspires and educates me.

    thanks!
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    Gee Joe, you're an adventurous guy too. Bet you and the family have visited here, likely left the rent-a-car on this parking lot to peer into the caldera floor. This whole area was closed when I last visited as it was venting massive clouds of VOG, hydrogen sulfide and steam.
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