Volcanic Eruptions

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Hi, I was wondering if the people in Hawaii take precautions with regard to volcanic eruptions and if so, what kinds of precautions or things do they do to prepare for such things? Thank you.

-- Michelle Henry (Shellbie66@aol.com), January 24, 1999


Lava on the surface usually travels 1-300 yards per hour, but sometimes moves 8-10 miles an hour. Underground tunnels could have lava moving 50+ miles per hour. Between July 1986 and January 1992, the town of Kalapana and a majority of the 181 homes lost were destroyed. No lives were lost because the flow is so slow. Most people had time to move most of their belongings out.

-- Roy Inouye (roy@bothi.com), January 24, 1999.


-- Jenny (blinkstar@blink-182.org), March 06, 2002.

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