Monday, August 16, 2010

~ A month in pictures of a lava flow ~

A lot lava has happened in the past four or five weeks on the south side of the island of Hawaii; our local Volcano Goddess has changed things up a bit. Below is a condensed recap of some of these events in pictures and captions: Above: Pulama Pali July 9th, 2010 - looking southeast -Kalapana Gardens upper left. Flow front at 400-foot elevation

Leading edge of lava flow after sunset July 9th, 2010

Coastal flat lava flow July 16th, 2010

Coastal flat lava flow July 16th, 2010

Lava covers another portion of Highway 130 (Kalapana access road) July 17th, 2010

Thousands gather to witness lava crossing more highway and burning through swaths of forest: July 18th, 2010

Homes in Kalapana Gardens threatened by lava July 22nd to 24th, 2010

Under a full moon, lava advances to Gary Sleik's home: 2:45 AM, July 25th, 2010

Can you imagine looking out the window of your home and seeing lava in your yard and your gardens going up in flames? Gary Sleik's home, 11:00 PM July 24th, 2010

Gary Sleik's home ignited by lava at the base of the front stairs at 3:15 AM, July 25th, 2010

Darlene and Gary watch the home they built together five years ago, and in which Gary lived alone in the following years, burst into flames after being overtaken by the lava flow- 4:00 AM, July 25th, 2010

Lava reaches the ocean at 2:00 PM July 25th, 2010 and begins spreading up & down the coast

Coastal lava flow July 29th, 2010

She came to camp at Fox's Landing but found lava pouring off the cliffs and down the pebble and black sand beach. July 29th, 4:00 PM

Fox's Landing July 29th

Fox's Landing July 29th

Fox's Landing July 29th

In the weeks following the lava drained into the ocean and lessoned the threat to other homes, but left a fuming wasteland in its wake.

Coastal ocean entry lava, August 6th, 2010

A 20-acre lava delta/bench formed within two weeks of the lava entering the sea, August 7th, 2010

Kalapana Gardens - August 13th, 2010

{I may be posting updates on the lava flow less often until new activity starts up-- I also need the time to work on a new lava flow movie documentary,

1 comment:

  1. Great overview with outstanding new photos. Good luck with the movie.