What the Hawaii lava flow looks like

If I lived in Leilani Estates, the lava flow might actually look this big to me.

Thanks to Joe Herr for this comparison
Source: Sunny Lohmann Facebook page


14 thoughts on “What the Hawaii lava flow looks like”

  1. I don’t think the media wants to report on the lava’s real size and coverage area, because it would to a considerable extent kill their story.

  2. at this moment, I wouldn’t invest in a mobile home near the Leilani Estates right now! You couldn’t talk me into that one guys!

  3. At this time I wouldn’t invest in a mobile home in the Leilani Estates right now. You couldn’t talk me into this one guys!

  4. i was surprised to find it was about 10sq miles only
    even the aerial clips dont really allow perspective
    and the ground ones sure dont.
    hard to work out whats what without anything to use to gaugue.
    the lava crossing rds for example
    its not till you see a stop sign or something to refer to like hat car being covered..you sorta get a better idea.
    i know id prefer the slow oozy over the faster runnier later stuff.

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  6. The lava flows are unfortunate and it hurts those who are affected. A few years ago, we stayed in the area and took a chopper over Pu’u O’o and a boat to watch lava going into the sea. Fun stuff for us tourists.

    The media does distort to make a story:
    – a heavy rain will bring camera crews to one intersection in a city that is flooded
    – one tree of tens of thousands comes down and the camera crew is there
    – a few years an announcer was trying to paddle a canoe in a flooded street and behind the canoe people were walking ankle deep in rubber boots

    So much media hype to create a story that skews reality. Still, I feel deeply for those who have lost homes in the Pahoa are…heartbreaking.

  7. Gonna take more than one virgin to quell that thar volcanoe haha!
    It is amazing how many people still have a television and listen to all the MSM propaganda and fear mongering in all the incorrect places.

    However with the new fissures opening up that have not existed before it is obvious the SE quadrant of Big Island is going to get a face lift for the unforeseeable future eh. Wondering if the unrest will last for a decade or longer?

    The earth is going to reel to and fro ya’ll, make sure your Teepee is securely fasted and seats full forward and locked into place!!

    See ya

  8. Nice attempt to trivialize what is happening. Sort of reminds me of someone saying “there are 14 million kids in school, shooting 100 isn’t any big deal.” Not a good comparison, but it does make a point.

    What that cute comparison doesn’t take into consideration is that ash and gases are falling over a good part of the island, and causing real problems. So what if the lava field doesn’t cover the big island, the affects of the volcano does.

    This sort of remind me of a local article called “Debunking the Earnhardt accident” when Earnhardt died in the Daytona race. it started out with quoting “he hit head on into the wall at 200 mph.” He debunked that saying that he was only doing 190 mph and he hit the wall at a 45 degree angle. Neither the debunking article or this one makes sense since tragedy is tragedy, and if it is my loss, it isn’t trivial to me, and I would resent anyone making it seem trivial.

    • Tom, it’s a volcano, erupting on an island formed by a volcano. I don’t think anyone is trying to say it’s not happening. What people are saying is their is mass panic, end of the world type talk all over, because the Fake News Networks are making a mountain out of a molehill. I feel for the people that built their homes on an active volcano, and are now loosing them. This is NOT the end of the world as many on the interweb are declaring.

  9. I live a few miles from where the lava is flowing, it’s not a trivial event, hundreds have had to evacuate and/or lost their homes, farms and businesses.

    However, the lava affects only a small area of the island. The gases, ash, vog and solid fallout has a wider distribution and affect, all normal effects of a volcano.

    It’s not trivialized here but not hyped like it is in mainstream media. I get civil defense reports all day as to where lava is flowing, which roads are getting covered, SO2 distribution, workarounds being made for roads etc

    If the geothermal facility is affected or the Hilina Slump slides we are all in trouble. Many prayers that these places stay safe.

    People who are racially Hawaiian, not simply Hawaii residents, have told me, in a nutshell, that island building is not a gentle process and we need to stay out of the way. No volcano; no Hawaii. It’s deeply embedded into the Hawaiian culture and not just well accepted, but embraced.

    No place on this planet is completely safe or has perfect weather, or political system, there’s always something. We do our best wherever we are.

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