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Lava reaches ocean? Maybe not, scientists now say

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 10:24 a.m. HST, Nov 22, 2012

Lava from Puu Oo Crater is close, but may not have reached the ocean just yet, scientists at the Hawaii Volcanos Observatory said this morning.

Earlier in the morning the observatory reported that lava had reached the ocean Wednesday night. Scientists observed plumes of white steam rising from the lava flow at first light.

But when the plumes dissipated later in the morning, observatory scientists said the steam may have been from rain falling on the hot lava flow.

A web camera positioned near the lava flow shows the lava close to the sea. The webcam can be seen at http://hvo.wr.usgs.gov/cams/panorama.php?cam=R2cam.

There are two active lava flow branches on the coastal plain. The eastern flow is closest to the ocean.

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HD36 wrote:
Looking at the big picture, volcanic activity around the globe has spiked within the last week. 11/22 Indonesia; Mount Lokan, double eruption; 11/21 Mt. Etna Italy, Mt. Tongariro New Zealand-eruption; 11/18 Chirpoi Volcanoe; Kuriles Islands ; 11/16 Mt. Rokatenda, Indonesia. Mt. Popocatepetl Mexico; Mt. Fuego volcanic eruption Guatemala; Kakaurajima-Japan, Ambryn volcanoe-Vanutu and Mt. Nyiragongo- congo. According to Brett Miller of the Horizon project; as our solar system gets closer to the black hole in the center of the Milkey Way Galaxy, the gravitational effect of the galactic plane will cause more intense and frequent volcanic and seismic activity. Could be true because we have had 9 earthquakes over 6.0 in the last 12 days, which is an anomaly to be sure. I can't believe that I only learned that our solar system enters the galactic plane every 26,500 years, as it rises above and below the galactic plane in a cycle which has lasted since the begining of time. Seems that every time we enter the plane, C02 levels spike, according to ice core samples dating back 450,000 years ago. The reason is that the earth's oceans warm and the magnetic feild of the earth weakens. Thus the ocean releases massive amounts of CO2 while the weakened magnetic feild allows much more radiation into our atmoshpere. The end result is a record amont of weather anomalies. Tornadoes, floods, droughts, snowfall, hail, earthquakes, hurricanes, etc... since our solar system entered the galactic plane in 1998, this pheneomon has broken all previous records. Governments may know about this impending geographical pole shift. They have built a seed bank holding millions of seeds from around the world in the North Pole. It's 600 feet below solid granite rock.
on November 22,2012 | 11:09AM
Thai wrote:
HD36 - There is no "e" in volcano. Oh yes one other thing. You must seek professional help before it's too late.
on November 22,2012 | 09:48PM
st1d wrote:
was it saved in superman's fortress or santa's workshop?
on November 22,2012 | 02:26PM
HD36 wrote:
Stick your head in the sand. Ignorance is bliss.
on November 22,2012 | 09:58PM
st1d wrote:
bartender, another vinegar and water for my friend at the other end of the bar, please.
on November 23,2012 | 07:04AM
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