RACHEL CARSON

RACHEL CARSON

SPACESHIP EARTH

"We travel together, passengers on a little spaceship, dependent upon its vulnerable reserves of air and soil, all committed for our safety to its security and peace; preserved from annihilation only by the care, the work, and, I will say, the love we give our fragile craft. We cannot maintain it half fortunate, half miserable, half confident, half despairing, half slave to the ancient enemies of man, half free in a liberation of resources undreamed of until this day. No craft, no crew can travel safely with such vast contradictions. On their resolution depends the survival of us all."

ADLAI STEVENSON, 1964

Sunday, June 10, 2018

HAWAI'IAN VOLCANOS UPDATE: THE BEAUTY & POWER OF MOTHER EARTH, AWE & DEMENTIA IN THE PRESENCE OF THE SACRED

FISSURE 8 FOUNTAIN
PLUME OVER KAPOHO OCEAN ENTRY
'THE YOUNGEST LAND ON EARTH'
MOST RECENT FLOW MAP
THERMAL MAP OF ON-GOING FLOW

"UA MAU KE EA O KA 'ĀINA I KA PONO"

The on-going eruption of the Kilauea volcano on Hawai'i's Big Island, whose proper name is Moku o Keawe, is in its sixth week and for the time being is maintaining a steady-state, neither slowing down nor accelerating. Scientists at USGS are expressing amazement at the quantity of magma being conveyed onto the surface, estimated to be 3 to 6 million cubic meters per day coming out of fissure 8, where a lava fountain has been maintaining heights of 50 to 100 meters for the last 3 weeks, and around whom a cone is forming, currently at a height of around 40 metres. 

This veritable 'Mississippi of lava' has completely filled the Kapoho tidal pool area in the last few days and is building a new peninsula of land now extending over a mile out into the ocean. Over 600 homes and structures have been consumed, but a more immediate and unpredictable danger is coming from the elevated channel or 'levee' in which the lava river is flowing; the sides or walls could give way anywhere anytime and send varying quantities of lava out in a matter of minutes, with no advance warning. Once the lava hits the ground, it will more or less follow the gravitationally-defined path that water would follow, down towards the ocean...but where it could break out, if it does, is anyone's guess, as is how much lava would come out there.

This talk given by USGS vulcanologist Steve Brantley gives the latest updates from the Hawai'ian Volcano Observatory (HVO), sharing the scientific perspective on what is happening, and how much uncertainty exists among the minds in the know. According to Brantley, major changes are happening in the Haleamaumau sub-crater within the main Kilauea caldera: huge regions are collapsing at various levels and the pits are growing larger day by day. No consensus exists on the current scenario, and every model or hypothesis must be upgraded and re-evaluated in light of the events of each new day. 

Ultimately, they are all very aware that Moku o Keawe sits directly atop a gigantic funnel-shaped 'mantle plume' that extends tens if not hundreds of kilometres down into the Earth's huge reservoir of magma. Little is known concerning how much magma exists inside the Earth. The layer just below the crust, the mantle, occupies around 84% of the volume of the Earth; although it is hot it is not molten, but 'reservoirs' or pockets of magma do exist, for example, the one that feeds the Hawai'ian 'hot spot.'  It's safe to say, however, that there's a lot more in there than anyone would like to see coming out at any given time! 


USGS VULCANOLOGIST STEVE BRANTLEY

MICK KALBER'S LATEST VIDEO

June 8, 2018 Newest Land on Earth

"Volcanoes are the only natural phenomena that both destroy AND create. In the wake of her biggest destructive days in modern history, Kilauea Volcano continues to pump out a truly phenomenal amount of lava and is now creating new land off the Eastern coast of the Big Island. In the middle of Leilani Estates, where the eruption began just five weeks ago, Fissure #8 continues to effuse thousands of cubic yards of lava each day, resurfacing the island, burning homes, destroying roads, and interrupting lives... and now, she pours her molten mass into the Pacific Ocean, creating the newest land on earth! Earlier this week, Pele incinerated nearly 300 homes and structures in the Vacationland/Kapoho Beach Lots communities of lower Puna, and according to Big Island Mayor, Harry Kim, has now consumed over 600 structures over the past five weeks. Big Island residents are in shock today, mourning the loss of not one, but both of these spectacular beach communities to the ongoing lava flow which began in early May. And the eruption is obviously far from over... Fissure #8 is feeding a huge river of lava, much of which is being stored in a "perched pond" at the bottom of the subdivision... the balance of which is sent downslope and into the ocean. For the moment, the lava is somewhat contained... but if the wall of the pond is breached, enormous flows could threaten several more places in East Hawaii."

Mick is a professional videographer who loves volcanos. He and Bruce Omori, a still photographer, have been making daily helicopter excursions over the East Rift Zone to document Tutu Pele's activities and to share this with the world.


WHERE I'D BE CAMPING IF I WERE THERE:)

MICK AND BRUCE DOCUMENTING TUTU PELE

MICK'S SITE

BRUCE'S SITE

Ironically, for the last week Mick's videos have been being blocked not only on Facebook but on other web-sites as well. It could be that the financial interests who own and control the vast Hawai'ian tourism industry are not only enraged at the audacity of Pele to ruin their business, but also at Mick whose brilliant work is sharing the beauty and power of this sacred process to the world: in their eyes, this publicity is contributing to or exacerbating fear or concern in the minds of prospective tourists to Moku o Keawe, not all of which is unfounded. This eruption is not directly affecting much of the island on which it is occurring, but the primary effects are 1) the dislocation of thousands of people and 2) the toxic gaseous emissions which are transported by winds, either of which is potentially life-threatening if not properly dealt with. The other islands, which are equally popular tourist destinations, Kauai and Oahu, would have practically zero effects; Maui, the closest, might get a bit of smoke and vog.

SOUTHEAST RIFT ZONE PRE-2018 FLOWS
GEOLOGIC MAP OF MOKU O KEAWE


KILAUEA VOLCANO USGS DOCUMENTARY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gNoJv5Vkumk

INFORMATIVE AND RELEVANT LINKS AND INFORMATION




A BRILLIANT AND CONCISE BOOKLET ON HAWAI'IAN VOLCANOS
  


 THE 'NIAGRA OF LAVA'


PU'U O'O FOUNTAIN


HISTORICAL HAWAI'IAN ERUPTIONS

KILAUEA SUMMIT TILT 



HAWAI'IAN 'HOT SPOT' MANTLE PLUME

THE 'YELLOWSTONE OF LAVA' (with helicopter!)

https://pubs.usgs.gov/gip/interior/


https://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2010/09/100923-science-early-earth-core-magma-liquid-molten-layer/

" '...so-called hot spot volcanoes, such as Hawaii's, are thought to be fed by plumes of hot rock rising from deeper within Earth...I think the plumes could have their sources in very hot regions at the core-mantle boundary that might be partially molten,' Fiquet said."

https://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2007/12/071205-magma-ocean.html


 FISSURE 8 LEILANI ESTATE [BRUCE OMORI]
FISSURE 8 AND 'MISSISSIPPI OF LAVA' [BRUCE OMORI]
NEW KAPOHO DELTA [BRUCE OMORI]
'THE YOUNGEST LAND ON EARTH' [BRUCE OMORI]


PALOUSE FALLS WASHINGTON STATE

https://science.howstuffworks.com/environmental/earth/geology/scientists-identify-third-largest-eruption-in-earth-s-history.htm

"About 16.5 million years ago, lava began to be released from vents in southeast Washington and northeast Oregon...The researchers estimate that, over tens of thousands of years, the flows put out between 242 and 305 billion tons (219 and 277 billion metric tons) of sulfur dioxide. This huge eruption in the Pacific Northwest is bested only by two other basalt floods — characterized as large stretches of land or ocean floor covered by lava. The Siberian Traps in Russia and the Deccan Traps in India may have led to two of Earth's major extinctions. A similar eruption today...'would devastate modern society globally.' "



DECCAN TRAPS, LAVA FLOW IN INDIA 
= 1.5 million square kilometers

"Like the hot air that rises to create a thundercloud, mantle plumes are thought to be narrow regions of convection that fast-track hot material all the way up from the core-mantle boundary and through the Earth's 2,900-kilometre-thick layer of hot rock called the mantle. 

There are thought to be a number of active mantle plumes today, some of which have created a chain of volcanic islands as the oceanic plate glides across the plume top. The Hawaiian-Emperor seamount chain, the Easter Islands and the Walvis Ridge (culminating in the island of Tristan da Cunha) are just a few examples.
By calculating past movements of tectonic plates, scientists have shown that the mantle plume currently underneath the Indian Ocean Island of Réunion was probably responsible for melting the mantle underneath the Deccan region 66 million years ago. But scientists have remained perplexed as to how one mantle plume could produce such a prodigious volume of melt.
Publishing in Science, Glišović and Forte calculated that the combined heat of the Réunion and Comoros mantle plumes would have been sufficient to melt around 60 million cubic kilometres of mantle at the time of the eruption; more than enough to feed the Deccan Traps. 'We see mantle plumes merging and splitting in our forward running models of mantle convection, so the idea that these two plumes merged in the past is certainly plausible...' "

SIBERIAN TRAPS, RUSSIAN LAVA FLOW 
= 7 million square kilometres
"According to the group’s timeline, explosive eruptions began around 300,000 years before the start of the end-Permian extinction. Enormous amounts of lava both erupted over land and flowed beneath the surface, creating immense sheets of igneous rock in the shallow crust. The total volume of eruptions and intrusions was enough to cover a region the size of the United States in kilometer-deep magma. About two-thirds of this magma likely erupted prior to and during the period of mass extinction; the last third erupted in the 500,000 years following the end of the extinction event. This new timeline, the researchers say, establishes the Siberian Traps as the main suspect in killing off a majority of the planet’s species."

YELLOWSTONE SUPER-VOLCANO
CONCEPTION OF MAGMA CHAMBER

"Some 640,000 years have passed since the volcano’s last major eruption. But it can be “super,” having produced one of the largest known blasts on Earth and spewing more than 2,000 times as much ash as Mount St. Helens did in 1980.
A major element in the volcano’s power is the explosive, silica-rich rhyolite that break’s through the Earth’s crust during an eruption. Larson and his colleagues focused on the plume of basalt magma heating the rhyolite from below.
'This gives us an idea of how much magma is recharging the volcano every year,' said Larson, whose findings appear in the latest issue of the journal Geosphere."



HUMANITY ON THE BRINK

OBSERVATIONS ON GEO-PHYSICAL WARFARE:  THE 'FRANKEN-SPHERE'

I have researched, investigated and reported on geo-physical warfare for over 20 years, going to the next level and coining the expression 'geo-terrorism' in 2011 in the wake of the Christchurch quake and then Fukushima.

Perhaps THE most fundamental tenet of GPW is that to the general public and almost everyone, in fact, a strategically pre-meditated and scientifically engineered 'natural disaster' is going to be indistinguishable from the real McCoy. This whole paradigm of 'geo-terrorism' involves not only the weaponization of nature but direct attacks not only on specific parts of the body of Mother Earth (her ocean, her sea-bed, her tectonic plated, her ionosophere) but on her entire planetary organism:  to implement a 'Franken-sphere' scenario.

MY COMPREHENSIVE ARTICLE ON GEO-TERRORISM
http://geo-terrorism.blogspot.com/2011/03/geo-terrorism-and-technetronic-warfare.html

For many 'natural disasters' in recent years, the signatures of GPW are evident to the discerning observer, including anomalous characteristics like unusual electromagnetic disturbances; fires that burn trees from the inside out and that reduce houses to ash while not harming shrubberies only a few metres away; earthquakes whose zone of maximum displacement happens to coincide precisely with the cbd of a city in which top disaster management personnel were having a conference;, earthquakes that happen precisely at the onset of naval-military war-games designed to combat 'non-conventional security threats', to list but a few.

A good deal of publicity is being given to the current Kilauea eruption episode as being the product of GPW, allegedly being engineered by the Puna Geo-thermal Venture (PGV) facility located at 'ground zero' of the Lower Eastern Rift Zone fissure system.

To me, this is a hard call. I am the first to admit the reality of GPW as an across the board full-spectrum dominance weapons paradigm, including what Zbigniew Brzezinski called 'tectonic warfare' which involves the generation of artificial earth-quakes.

Earth-quakes and volcanic activity go hand-in-hand, and many two-way causal relationships exist. In this specific instance, however, not only can I discern nothing 'suspicious' about this eruption but I DO detect a lot of suspicious activity from the people putting forth these ideas.

You can read their story here:

https://www.exopolitics.org/hawaii-volcanic-eruption-intentionally-triggered-to-generate-massive-tsunami/

https://www.exopolitics.org/evidence-grows-that-hawaii-volcanic-eruption-caused-by-puna-geothermal-venture/

https://projectcamelotportal.com/2018/06/03/hawaii-kilauea-secret-magma-drilling-accident-plus-fracking/

The gist is that PGV is a Rothschild-owned enterprise which has been conducting secret fracking in order to channel lava down to where it is currently coming out. I'm not saying this isn't a possibility; au contraire, I am sure that the powers that be DO in fact have many projects disguised as 'harmless' industrial activities which are in reality military environmental warfare-engineering projects. The ability to cause or manipulate volcanic eruptions would indeed be a formidable technique of waging war, provided that 'the enemy' lived close enough to where lava could be made to come out! But in a world where people as a whole are the enemy, pretty much any volcano will do. 


 HORIZONTAL DRILLING TECHNOLOGIES
COULD PENETRATE INTO LAVA RESERVOIRS

I have also read that ye olde 'scientists' are now thinking that putting massive amounts of sulfur dioxide into the atmosphere would be a great way to combat ye olde 'climate change'. How? By causing MORE OF IT! To block that pesky sunlight that is causing so much warming. How dare it do such a thing? Sulfur dioxide emissions from volcanic eruptions are believed to have been central in several mass extinction events in Earth's history. What better way to get large amounts of sulfur dioxide into the atmosphere than by stimulating volcanic eruptions everywhere?

Ultimately, your guess is as good as mine. In the case of the Kilauea eruption, I can detect nothing that is 'unnatural' at any level. Even though the PGV site is smack in the middle of the new fissure system, if you look for example at the map above, you will see that the fissures from the 1955 eruption in that area are similarly in a parallel straight line...and PGV wasn't built until 1993. The entire Big Island has been created by an astronomical number of lava flows over the last 600,000 years or so, the majority of them being vastly larger than this mere trickle down Tutu Pele's cheek.

Maybe the military and 'secret government' ARE manipulating the Hawai'ian volcano complex; a whole military base does exist in the saddle between Maunas Loa and Kea...who knows what all is going on there? Not to mention that the isolated volcanic archipelago of Hawai'iki is the geographical centre of the entire 'ring of fire.'


MAP SHOWING SLUMPING OF HILINA SLUMP?

The author of the above articles says that what they are trying to do is to destabilize the Hilina Slump...a huge mass of lava on the southern flank of Kilauea that has slid off into the ocean many times before, of its own accord with the help of gravity...so that the huge tsunami created will take out Honolulu and the west coast of the USA. Why? Because Hawai'i is the 'heart chakra' of the planet and the USA is the 'last obstacle' for the New World Order's global hegemony project.

All of this on the word of a person claiming to be an 'expert in exopolitics', which is the discipline of relating to and interacting with, yes, aliens from other planets. He and the other 'experts' whose work he discusses and that corroborates his own research also have, of course, deep ties with the intelligence community. Of COURSE...remember MK-Ultra?

Ultimately, these people are at best wasting their time sharing imaginary hypotheses backed up with little or no actually factual information; worse, they could be part of a huge on-going psychological operation called 'consensus reality', and helping to detract from or marginalize the efforts of serious geo-physical warfare researchers/activists like myself whose realms of concern extend far beyond that of homo sapiens.

OBSERVATIONS ON 'ISLAND MENTALITY': THE 'DEMENTO-SPHERE'

This is a huge topic and very dear to my heart...I spend a lot of time on islands but I don't live on any of them permanently or indefinitely without spending plenty of time in other places. I also love volcanos and have spent a lot of time close to them, for example, living on the lower slopes of Rucapillan near Pucon, Chile for several months in 2006. Not only do I not live permanently on an active volcano, but I'm not so sure how good of an idea it is for anyone to do so.

This is also a huge topic which I am not fully addressing here. I have observed, or rather it is my impression, that volcanos are extraordinarily powerful places...physically, electromagnetically, and spiritually...and that many dimensions of human experience and relationship tend to become exaggerated or amplified in their presence, for better or worse. As I see it, the only people who can healthfully and successfully live and thrive on an active volcano are those who are on their absolute highest path; and that path must of necessity involve their being there as well.

To make a long story short, I have run into a lot of what can only be called 'kook stuff' on Moku o Keawe. What first drew my attention to this was when I was there in 2014, I asked literally dozens of people if they weren't concerned about being in the 'blast zone' for Fukushima radiation in the Pacific ocean. Almost without exception, every one of them said that they weren't worried because Hawai'i was surrounded by a protective bubble. As if this were fair dinkum consensus and accepted as a given.

Then I started noticing that a lot of the 'whale and dolphin' people (of whom there are heaps) were also, if not even more, 'alien' and 'ufo' people, and that these folks were capitalizing on giving work-shops and hosting conferences on this kind of thing.

And now the PGV-as-weapon mentality rearing its mutant heads in the name of truth and intelligence.

Moku o Keawe has much more than her share of the HSMV, or Homo Sapiens Macro-Virus. I have also noted what I am calling the 'pathology of privilege' in the dominant mentality there. This is the attitude of being angry at Tutu Pele and Mother Earth for having the audacity to send hot molten lava cascading over hundreds of beautifully designed multi-million dollar holiday homes. Living on the world's most active volcano and being upset when some lava comes out is like walking in the rain..or jumping into a river, lake or ocean...and then complaining that you got wet: a manifestation of acute dementia.

Where is it all leading? The Kilauea lava flow is to me not only awesomely beautiful and spectacular but also highly symbolic:  Mother Earth simply doing what she has done for countless aeons before our ancestors even had cellular membranes, giving birth to her babies = new land, and in the process doing a bit of 'house cleaning.' Volcanic eruptions are a perfect example of the power of Mother Nature that is completely unstoppable by 'man, the wise.'

To me, our biggest lesson here is that massive solid and real geological evidence exists right in front of us that Mother Earth has experienced many bouts of prolonged vulcanism that may have obliterated the sun for hundreds or thousands of years at a time, creating something far worse for life than a mere 'nuclear winter.' These volcanic episodes may have been triggered by impacts from comets or asteroids.


MECHANISM OF THE 'DAY OF PURIFICATION'?

As I see it, this whole scenario is a bit of fore-shadowing on the part of the Great Spirit to warn us that our time is at hand. In the same way that I was drawn to spend many hours and many afternoons with the most beautiful guardian angel statue I've ever seen, at the Painted Church in Captain Cook, which seems to me now to have been a portent of what was coming, our collective attention is being drawn to the Kilauea eruption event so that we may recalibrate our awareness, redefine our horizons of identity and renavigate to our highest paths before the Atlantean discontinuity commences in order to facilitate the inevitable healing of koyaanisqatsi.

THE ATLANTEAN DISCONTINUITY: IN THE ABSENCE OF THE SACRED
http://renavigating-the-human-process.blogspot.com/2017/08/the-atlantean-discontinuity-in-absence.html

JEFF PHILLIPS
CENTRAL HIGHLANDS TASMANIA
GONDWANALAND
MOTHER EARTH


Tuesday, May 8, 2018

HAWAI'IAN VOLCANOS UPDATE: WITNESSING THE SACRED - MOTHER EARTH GIVING BIRTH TO NEW LAND = PELE'S CHILDREN :)

HALEAMAUMAU (USGS-'NOT PHOTO-SHOPPED')
 BRUCE OROMI 6 MAY
 BRUCE OROMI 6 MAY
 BRUCE OROMI 6 MAY
 BRUCE OROMI 6 MAY
 BRUCE OROMI 6 MAY
 BRUCE OROMI 6 MAY
 MICK KALBER AT WORK :)
 LEILANI ROAD-BLOCK
 BOTH ESCAPE ROUTES BLOCKED :)
 ACRES OF DEVASTATION OR BRAND NEW LAND
 PELE'S FIREWORKS
 JAGGER OVERLOOK PREDAWN LAST WEEK
 HALEAMAUMAU LEVEL DROPPING
 LOCUS OF QUAKES IS OFF-SHORE
 RELATIVE LAVA-FLOW RATES
 QUAKE CLUSTERS
OLDEST VOLCANOS TO WEST, YOUNGEST OVER MANTLE PLUME



HILINA SLUMP:  10% OF BIG ISLAND'S LAND-MASS

REPORT FROM CLOSE TO GROUND ZERO


"HAWAI'IAN VOLCANOS UPDATE: REPORT FROM 'GROUND ZERO'


I have found myself using words like 'unbelievable' and 'freaky' and 'exciting' a lot lately, to describe my responses to being here now; 'sad' and 'challenging', to describe the sudden new realities being faced by around 1700 people who have had to evacuate their homes, not knowing when and/or if they can ever go back and if so what might be there; and now creeping in are words like 'foreboding' and 'ominous', as I have more time to take it all in, brush up on the leading edge of tectonic vulcanology and relate it all to the 'big picture'.  It's interesting observing the activity of my mind since the big stuff started happening, a swirling maelstrom of nature lover, geo-physical warfare educator and activist, and indigenous science-fiction fan/writer who loves Arthur C. Clarke and Immanuel Velikovsky, and artist who paints like 'an aborigine scientist on acid', or so I was once told. 

Is nature 'striking back', just doing what she has always done whether we are here or not, and/or being engineered or 'forced' to behave in ways she wouldn't normally?

tel·e·ol·o·gy
ˌtelēˈäləjē,ˌtēlēˈäləjē
noun
PHILOSOPHY
  1. the explanation of phenomena by the purpose they serve rather than by postulated causes.
    • THEOLOGY
      the doctrine of design and purpose in the material world.

I've been very interested in and attracted to volcanos for 13 years or more, when I kind of fell in love with them in New Zealand around 2005. I had visited Aotearoa's youngest volcano, Rangitoto, a few times and had even been invited to stay in a little 'batch' (cabin) there. I also made two visits to New Zealand's only active volcano, White Island, about a 1.5 hour boat ride east from Whakatane in the Bay of Plenty. 

Then in 2006 I was traveling in Chile for a few months and ended up living in a lovely town called Pucon about 6 hours south of Santiago, which is only a few kilometers from Rucapillan (its indigenous Mapuche name, her Euro name is Villarica). This was my first experience living for an extended period practically on the lower slopes of an active volcano in the world, the third most active in the world.

I've done the Tongariro Crossing walk on Te Iki a Maui (North Island NZ) 3 or 4 times, once when it was covered in snow, as well as camped out with my former partner Liesbet on the lower slopes of Ruapehu near Taranaki Falls.

In 1998 I spent a month visiting Maui, and went to the summit of Haleakala twice, then in 2013-14 I came here to the Big Island for 3.5 months and returned in January of this year.

I won't go into it here, but I seem to develop a kind of spiritual or almost mystical connection with the volcanos I have been privileged to visit and spend time with or near...I actually come to love them, to kind of feel their spirit and know their feelings to a degree. I know this sounds a bit new-age airy-fairy but it's really true. Volcanos are exquisite (a Carl Sagan word!) manifestations or expressions of both the beauty and power of Mother Earth, capable of ineffable tranquility and catastrophic upheaval.

I had already been in the process of contacting some of the top vulcanologists over the past few weeks, especially since I had gone up to Volcanos National Park and then to the Mauna Kea summit about two weeks ago, in order to learn more about this 'isolated volcanic archipelago' called Hawai'iki, formed from magma extruded upward from a major mantle plume then dragged slowly westward as the Pacific plates goes walkabout.

FRAME GRAB FROM MICK KALBER'S VIDEO 6 MAY (@ around 1:16) TO ME THIS LOOKS EXACTLY LIKE SOME KIND OF DRAGON'S CLAW OR ABSTRACT GODZILLA BEING!

WATCH THE VIDEO HERE:

I've been trying to cover a lot of truly HUGE issues lately, for example, all the whale and dolphin strandings and exploding war that my species is waging on life in the ocean; the spate of 'unnatural disasters', most recently, the record-breaking and highly destructive floods on the island of Kauai; now, in the wake of disaster on Kauai, what seems to be a global volcanic and tectonic upheaval with 'ground zero' being the 'Hawai'ian hot spot.'

There's not enough hours in a day. Hopefully that won't be changing any time soon, but these days, you never know? I will be continuing these updates even after I'm back in Australia next week, and with no less intensity of interest or concern. To be here while all this is going on is a synchronicity on the same order as being at Big Mountain when the Chernobyl meltdown occurred in 1986. Day by day I am appreciating the gravity of the situation...not to mention the viscosity and thermal gradients...as well as under-going a crash course in Hawai'ian vulcanology. I will do my best, as always, to share the coolest...or hottest in this case...and most relevant information I can glean.

RELEVANT LINKS

DUTCHSINSE VIDEOS ON GLOBAL VOLCANISM



MY VIDEO FROM 1 MAY, JAGGER OVERLOOK AT KILAUEA SUMMIT


HALEAMAUMAU TIME-LAPSE (USGS-HVO)

KILAUEA-IKI 1955 - OVER 900M HIGH FOUNTAIN


NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC TSUNAMI VIDEO EXCERPT

IF THE HILINA SLUMP FALLS IN...

THIS IS A BIT 'HOLLYWOODIZED'...YOU'VE SEEN THIS WALL OF WATER MANY TIMES IN VARIOUS DISASTER FLICKS LIKE 'THE ABYSS' AND 'DEEP IMPACT'...but in 'The Abyss' the tsunami was caused by the aliens, and in 'Deep Impact' if was from comet fragments, only in THIS scenario it is caused by 10% of the land-mass of the Big Island sloughing off into the ocean...apparently this kind of thing has happened before, and, sure, the East Rift fissures seem to be opening along a huge crack that's right where this boundary would be...and...did the big 6.9 last week break anything loose down there? Ultimately, only time will tell but the USGS scientists are inundated with phone calls from all over the world because everyone wants to know...only Pele really knows, however...