Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Gonzer

What's the latest in Leilani? New photos?

Recommended Posts

Gonzer

Any updates?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
bgl

Not really! The eruption thankfully ran out of steam and stopped on August 3rd, 2018. And in the three months since it began erupting (on May 3rd) it was the most significant event in more than 200 years and produced more lava in those three months than Pu'u O'o produced in 35 years (Jan. 1983 to April 2018). Fissure 8, the most active (by far) was on Luana Street, and these photos were all taken on Luana Street. The palms were all downwind from the eruption, and only a couple of hundred yards away - some didn't make it but most did. Kerriodoxa and Licuala were survivors. Other palms that handled the eruption just fine: big Dypsis, Clinostigmas, Cyrtostachys, Tahina and numerous others.

DSC_0408.JPG

DSC_0421.JPG

DSC_0425.JPG

DSC_0429.JPG

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
BS Man about Palms

Bo, Is power and utilities as such restored to the accessible homes?

 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
bgl

Oh yes, that was all restored around late September/early October 2018. A bit more than four months without power and without internet last summer! An interesting time you could say! :mrlooney:

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
jdapalms

A few pictures from Hapuu street at the top of Leilani.

E2B57CAE-55A9-4A53-BF44-EA650701A24B.jpeg

06342C2E-B39A-421A-A54C-317472EC978C.jpeg

29CDE1A5-2C9E-4B72-B277-1C90FD4D5904.jpeg

  • Like 6

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Gonzer

Thanks Bo and Jerry. Amazing how that with all the destruction that took place the attitude seems to be 'eh, business as usual'.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
bgl

That is very true, and not just with those of us who have been fortunate to still have our property and house intact. I know lots of people who were among the ones who lost their house and property to the lava flow and everyone I talked with, without exception, have said more or less the same: "It's sad that we lost our house, but we regret nothing". And many would also quickly add "But what an amazing experience it was!" And it truly was - for those of us who live in Leilani Estates and had access during the time when the roadblocks were in place it was a once-in-a-lifetime experience to witness an active volcano right in our neighborhood. That being said, let's not have a repeat for a while. Say, for the next 100 years! :mrlooney:

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Dave-Vero

The geologists are kinda-sorta leaning toward expecting a quiet spell, maybe the next hundred years or so.  I missed the eruption by a week or so, but it was stlll fascinating to have a look around while everything was fresh.  And nice that nothing was being destroyed.

 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
PalmTreeDude

Wow, that damage is insain! I am glad most people had a positive attitude about it, even in a terrible situation like this. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Kim

Photos from my Leilani garden mid-April to now. 

4A13EE77-85C3-4B79-8254-8071F271EE2E.thumb.jpeg.9fb43c6ddb8189f18412676cae2e4e37.jpeg

E777B44F-19DF-4916-8FA4-0A5E2AF0E3D6.thumb.jpeg.3e74b818c261edbfc3372d6c1b579baa.jpeg

805233BA-4C84-4254-92C9-7AE96CB78F8B.thumb.jpeg.734eeace88c4ece09f3ce7dbbfacfd2b.jpeg

04AE0800-03B1-42CD-BB1C-AB6A3002AB30.thumb.jpeg.aa91ef5a3c053ad42a244e163f7eacc3.jpeg

B41ED17C-A67A-438B-A54A-4537796BF54B.thumb.jpeg.1b089d6aa597124fe6d2e24188173d79.jpeg

91C450F2-32E4-4AE4-B567-4CE878FF2C21.thumb.jpeg.4dad45da48b5776fb59d02b86dbae0c7.jpegD3C04F2F-606E-4FD1-8E8B-B56BE197B84E.thumb.jpeg.e1c5e7ea2ff26f686aa6b9767f9f693b.jpeg

 

EDC23A18-B30B-49DA-AAE6-A9BEA7D461F7.thumb.jpeg.4706c4ab873279216f2d3197a9552353.jpeg

I am so happy it is green again. 

  • Like 7
  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Hilo Jason

Looking really great Kim!  Hopefully I can come and see it in person soon. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
WestCoastGal

So today, May 2, marks the 1 year collapse of Puu Oo that began the movement of lava that impacted so many lives -- tomorrow, May 3, one year since Leilani Estates began being forever changed. 

Here's a few stories from Hawaii News Now that I thought people might light to read on looking back. The first one, a report from Mileka Lincoln (haven't seen her in a while, she was on my computer screen daily for a while) and the second, a special video that the news station did that aired in April locally on the Big Island.

Mileka on Kupono Street: https://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/2019/05/02/year-ago-catastrophic-collapse-puu-oo-crater-changed-everything-lower-puna-residents/

Special -- Pele's Path: the Journey Home (1 hour)  - https://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/news/peles-path/  Scroll down past the video to see individuals' stories (clickable) of their life since last year. Boy sure do recognize many of these people. 

BTW have missed you guys as we followed so much of this event together last year :).

  • Like 3
  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
WestCoastGal

Not Leilani related but kind of related, there was a 30 year old guy who fell into Kilauea cauldera today while visiting HVNP.  Got lucky and instead of falling 300 feet down to the bottom landed on a narrow ledge some 70 feet down. Hours to rescue him and with serious injuries was taken to the hospital in HIlo. There are still collapses happening as the cauldera settles; recently one just below Jaggar Museum I read about in the news.

https://www.aol.com/article/news/2019/05/02/man-plummets-off-300-foot-cliff-into-caldera-of-hawaiis-kilauea-volcano/23720939/

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
WestCoastGal

Nice indepth article @sur4z. Heading out soon but will read it later. Thanks.

 

In the meantime saw these additional news special update reports KHON2 is doing this week:

Part 3: https://www.khon2.com/news/local-news/kilauea-after-the-flow-part-3/1975224770

Part 4: https://www.khon2.com/news/local-news/kilauea-after-the-flow-part-4/1977868804

 

From Hawaii News Now, 5/3: https://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/2019/05/03/one-year-after-eruption-began-lower-puna-finds-new-normal-their-recovery/

 

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Dypsisdean
On 4/27/2019 at 7:05 PM, Kim said:

Photos from my Leilani garden mid-April to now. 

4A13EE77-85C3-4B79-8254-8071F271EE2E.thumb.jpeg.9fb43c6ddb8189f18412676cae2e4e37.jpeg

E777B44F-19DF-4916-8FA4-0A5E2AF0E3D6.thumb.jpeg.3e74b818c261edbfc3372d6c1b579baa.jpeg

805233BA-4C84-4254-92C9-7AE96CB78F8B.thumb.jpeg.734eeace88c4ece09f3ce7dbbfacfd2b.jpeg

04AE0800-03B1-42CD-BB1C-AB6A3002AB30.thumb.jpeg.aa91ef5a3c053ad42a244e163f7eacc3.jpeg

B41ED17C-A67A-438B-A54A-4537796BF54B.thumb.jpeg.1b089d6aa597124fe6d2e24188173d79.jpeg

91C450F2-32E4-4AE4-B567-4CE878FF2C21.thumb.jpeg.4dad45da48b5776fb59d02b86dbae0c7.jpegD3C04F2F-606E-4FD1-8E8B-B56BE197B84E.thumb.jpeg.e1c5e7ea2ff26f686aa6b9767f9f693b.jpeg

 

EDC23A18-B30B-49DA-AAE6-A9BEA7D461F7.thumb.jpeg.4706c4ab873279216f2d3197a9552353.jpeg

I am so happy it is green again. 

Knowing how close you were, that is so encouraging to see. You must have been saving up some good karma.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
WestCoastGal

Pretty amazing video by Scott inside the lava channel, thru a lava tube and into Fissure 8. Not something I would have braved to do so this is quite an experience to have vicariously. Still a mind boggling event. Can't forget the amount of loss people had under all this but mindful that man has only a limited use of the land.

 

  • Like 2
  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
WestCoastGal

Not Leilani news but about a Kilauea change that has scientists puzzled. Wondered what our local volcano guys, Philip Ong, John and Dane (Hawaii Tracker), think of this. Video of their latest update on YouTube below.  BTW they have a YT channel now called Hawaii PODD. Subscribe if you want to stay up to date.  Their channel has Kilauea updates and interviews. As you might remember if you were following along during the collapse of Halema’uma’u, scientists were concerned about the main vent being breached by ground water. 

https://www.newsweek.com/hawaii-volcano-water-pond-halemaumau-1452289

 

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
The Silent Seed

Interesting! Is a new crater lake typically good news or bad? 

Each time I see an update on this, I go to the website that tracks which volcanoes in the world are erupting "today." I notice that Mauna Loa's 

status has changed as of early July. (Upgraded to unrest.) Not sure what this means, if anything, to people living in the vicinity. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Patrick

The biggest concern of having all that water down at the bottom of the crater is that if magma did decide to surface again at the crater there will be some rather larger explosions.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
WestCoastGal

In the video linked to above, Philip Ong and Dane DuPont (the PODD in channel Hawaii PODD), explain that until more observations can be made it's uncertain where the water table is at that point in the crater. The Keller Well that was examined for depth of water table was a bit away from the summit and there could be all kind of explanations as to how the water is getting in or if it means anything specific. They explore the possibilities and illustrate the talk with photos from two of Scott Wilson's overflights and the use of other diagrams. Always educational. BTW Scott Wilson is the small plane operator that gave us many of the great photos of what was transpiring down on the ground during the eruption. Philip and Dane discuss the earthquakes in the area as well. They do spend some time covering the native Hawaiian stories that were passed down that were analyzed by USGS for what they conveyed and compared them to the geologic markers that scientists have uncovered and where this might lead if following the native story timelines.

I received an alert that a new video was posted by the guys today and adding it below, only about 3 minutes long. After this brief video was filmed, the guys posted 6 hours ago in the comment section that a third smaller pond has formed in between the two previous observed ones. The video below includes live aerial footage during their overflight with Scott this weekend. Much better resolution this time of the bottom of the crater compared to photos shown in the first video. This enlarging effect of the pooled water was one of the possible scenarios discussed in the video above.

This is in the YT description for the video for those of you that are interested but don't go directly to YT to watch or read the comments posted there:

"EDIT: since filming a 3rd smaller pond has formed between the two seen in our overflight.

We flew over Halema’uma’u with Scott Wilson this weekend o see two separate water-bodies growing inside the Kilauea Caldera. It appears that a wisp of steam above the larger pond, suggesting the water is indeed quite hot! USGS Volcanoes yesterday estimated the diameter of the pond around 15-20m / 50-65 ft! According to US Geological Survey - Hawaiian Volcano Observatory: "The main pond is about 11 m (36 ft) in diameter, and the smaller pond (above and slightly left of the main pond) is 6-7 m (about 20-23 ft) in diameter". The amount of standing water has been increasing visibly inside Halema'uma'u over the last week. Steam can be seen coming from the edges of the larger of the two ponds, suggesting that the water is hot. The floor of the pit in the Halema‘uma‘u crater is roughly 220 ft below the level of the water table as measured at the "Keller Well", about 0.6 miles south, USGS-HVO. Philip Ong and I suggest that the pond(s) will continue to grow as time progresses. "

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
www.dadluvsu.com

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...