Updated: Photos added 4/29/08 - see below
Ok, How many other agents have a Link on there webpage to a live Volcano cam - another reason I get to say - Lucky I live Hawaii !
Well with recent headlines like, Volcano swelling, Shes going to blow, Over 200 Earthqukes in the last day, Shes over due, has had people from the mainland thinking we are doomed. I even had mainland clients call me to sell there property before the Lava covers it (see my listing - http://www.konalance.com/bin/web/real_estate/AR153261/LOTS_AND_LAND/KAILUA+KONA/1184705179.html?ZKEY=&acnt=AR153261&action=LOTS_AND_LAND&inwindow=&hs_action=VIEW_DETAIL&listing_id=REATOP46175595&start=0&grp=ALL )
SO - the Lava has started flowing out of the East side, it is flowing towards an area that was already destroyed in the flows of the 80s-90s , it doesnt look as bad as the Newspaper would like you to think, below is a little information on the Volcano's recent flows and a link to the Volcano Web Cam - updated every 5 minutes ! So go enjoy
Since the current eruption of Kilauea began on January 3, 1983, lava has covered some 16,000 acres of lowland and rainforest, threatening rare hawks, honeycreeper birds, spiders, and bats, while destroying power and telephone lines and eliminating water service possibly forever. Some areas have been mantled repeatedly and are now buried underneath 80 feet of lava.
Even though people haven't had to run from this flow, it has still caused its share of destruction. At last count, the lava flow had destroyed nearly 200 homes and businesses; wiped out Kaimu Black Sand Beach (once Hawaii's most photographed beach) and Queen's Bath; obliterated entire towns and subdivisions (Kalapana, Royal Gardens, Kalapana Gardens, and Kapaahu Homesteads); and buried natural and historic landmarks (a 12th-century heiau, the century-old Kalapana Mauna Kea Church, Wahaulu Visitor Center, and thousands of archaeological artifacts and sites). The cost of the destruction -- so far -- is estimated at $100 million. But how do you price the destruction of a 700-year-old temple or a 100-year-old church?
However, Kilauea has not only destroyed parts of the island, it has also added to it -- more than 560 acres of new land. The volume of erupted lava over the last 2 decades measures nearly two billion cubic yards -- enough new rock to pave a two-lane highway 1 1/4 million miles long, circling the earth some 50 times. Or, as a spokesperson for the park puts it: "Every 5 days, there is enough lava coming out of Kilauea volcano's eruption to place a thin veneer over Washington, D.C. -- all 63 square miles." (sometimes I think we should do that)
So if you are looking for some Hot deals in Hawaii - please visit my website or give me a call
My view a year ago
Ok - here is my view right NOW! (ok 5 minutes ago)
Ok - here is the culprit - below - this is about 100 miles from my home - but look what it can do!
Aloha and have a great day
Lance Owens (RS) (8080 936 8383
Here is your link to the webcam - photos are updated every 5 minutes, but I know I just checked and it is blocked by clouds/vog/steam , but check back often, they will reposition the cam as needed