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Blasts from the past

  • COURTESY DON SWANSON / HAWAIIAN VOLCANO OBSERVATORY
    2014 November 17 CTY - UNDATED PHOTO, Courtesy Don Swanson, Hawaiian Volcano Observatory Hawaiian warriors led by the chieftain Keoua, along with their families, left footprints in ash deposits during a deadly explosive eruption of Kilauea Volcano in November 1790. Scientists say it is only a matter of time before Kilauea erupts explosively again.
  • Hawaiian warriors led by the chieftain Keoua
  • COURTESY HAWAIIAN VOLCANO OBSERVATORY
    K. Maehara photo courtesy of Hawaiian Volcano Observatory A Pahala resident named Truman Taylor was killed by falling rocks from this explosion at Halemaumau Crater on May 18, 1924. This photo was taken from Uwekahuna Bluff, now occupied by the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory. [on back of print] Eruption That Killed Taylor 11:15 A.M. May 18, 1924. From Uwekahuna Bluff Fig. 13, H.V.O. May, 1924. Copyright K Maehara - nos 254 and 388
  • COURTESY DON SWANSON / HAWAIIAN VOLCANO OBSERVATORY
    2014 November 17 CTY - UNDATED PHOTO, Courtesy Don Swanson, Hawaiian Volcano Observatory Hawaiian warriors led by the chieftain Keoua, along with their families, left footprints in ash deposits during a deadly explosive eruption of Kilauea Volcano in November 1790. Scientists say it is only a matter of time before Kilauea erupts explosively again.

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