Volcano Club

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Monday, 7 March 2011

Hawaii, I'm Sorry!

I feel that after all my slagging off Hawaiian volcanoes there is some lava karma going on. Kilauea has been erupting since 1983 and the latest stage is pretty spectacular as one of the craters collapses creating a new fissure. It's pretty beautiful and I particularly love the lava spewing into and from the new features created by the volcanoes reminding you of the forgotten layers of the earth's surface. Looking at these images reminds me of how ancient the world is and it's very easy to see how people came up with the idea of hell and the underworld, which comes up time and time again with volcanoes and how people used to make sense of the unexplained. Regeneration and rebirth from something violent and destructive is also partly shown by this eruption. This is what my friend Luke loves about Hawaiian volcanoes; how they can create and hold new and diverse life which is very beautiful (see comments on Erta Ale post).

The area and national park have been closed but there is no threat to humans, which is another lovely thing about Hawaiian volcanoes. The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory website is where I stole this beautiful pictures from and also this lovely graph showing the collapse of the crater. Here's a link to the website which has more up to date and correct information. http://hvo.wr.usgs.gov/kilauea/

Diamond Head, Halekala, Hanauma Bay Craters, Hualalai, Kahoolawe, Kilauea, Koko Craters, Koko Head Crater, Koolau, Loihi Seamount, Mahukona, Maui, Mauna Kea, Mauna Loa and Waianae are all fucking great, no more criticism of Hawaii and its volcanoes will occur on this blog. 

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