Lava Smoke and Steam Now Visible From All Over East Hawaii

Puna and in particular the city of Pahoa is battening down the hatches as this lava flow approaches our district.

Here is a picture from my front yard this morning around 6:15 this morning:

The orange color is the reflection of the lava off the smoke that is being created from the flow.

The orange color is the reflection of the lava off the smoke that is being created from the flow.

To put things in perspective… here is a picture that Pahoa Resident Alan Lakritz took from the Honoli’i area of Hilo looking across the bay at the smoke and steam:

Lakritz stated on Facebook,  "The "Plume of Smoke and Steam" over Pahoa and Lower Puna as viewed from Honoli'i Pali ,which is on the north side of Hilo town headed up the Hamakua Coast"

Lakritz stated on Facebook, “The “Plume of Smoke and Steam” over Pahoa and Lower Puna as viewed from Honoli’i Pali ,which is on the north side of Hilo town headed up the Hamakua Coast”

 

2 Responses

  1. Suggestion. Years ago an Icelandic village was threatened by a lava flow. But instead of whining ‘poor little me’, they got huge pumps, sprayed seawater on the flow, and stopped it! Why can’t you try that there? Makes sense to me.

  2. NOT Lakritz’s photo…he swiped it from here (and even cropped it to make it seem like it was his): http://www.bigislandvideonews.com/2014/09/15/morning-lava-flow-update-monday-sept-15/

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