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Kilauea: Peering Into The Throat Of Pele

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Thanks to Jason Twillman   Notice the ‘Hand of God’ in the lower left corner.

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Kilauea: Volcanic Tides 4K Trailer

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You’ve experienced the fear of Kilauea, now see the movie… Volcanic Tides 20-Minute Film  – Experience Kilauea over a two-year lapse as it burns through the island of Hawaii and maps an entirely new landscape. Here is the one-minute trailer. Volcanic Tides 4K Trailer  Get lost in the mesmerizing force of one of the most […]

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Kona And The Pillars Of Pele? Record Rain in Hilo – No Rain in Kona. The Kona Rain Shadow Effect.

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The Kona Rain Shadow: As we discuss why Kona gets so little rain, we will also talk about the hurricanes and tropical storms of 2018. Three Pele-grown mountains protect Kona when weather originates from the east (and sometimes to the south): Mauna Kea at 13,803 feet, Mauna Loa at 13,679 feet and Hualalai at 8,271 feet. […]

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Big Island Births ‘Baby Island’: Kīlauea And Pele Proud Parents

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Welcome To The Newest, Above Sea-Level, (former) Hawaiian Island Hawaii has a (tiny) new baby (at least for now) island.  A robust plume (below, center) was observed July 12, 2017, at the southern end of the ocean entry, which had migrated about 985 feet to the west. “No man is an island, entire of itself.” […]

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Kona Weather: Vog Information

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Just What Is Vog? The term ‘vog’ refers to the hazy air pollution caused by the volcanic emissions from Kīlauea volcano, which are primarily water vapor (H2O), carbon dioxide (CO2), and sulfur dioxide (SO2) gas. In layman’s terms, vog is volcano emissions plus fog. If you are visiting from Southern California, a poor day of vog in […]

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