What Kilauea Looks Like at the End of 2018

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Hard to believe that prior to 2018, the last big eruption from the volcano Kilauea on the Big Island happened 35 years ago. At that point in my life I was completely engrossed in selling real estate in Newport Beach (southern California). I do not recall listening to music or even watching television in the early 1980s, but I do remember that event. Back then every volcanco I compared to Pompeii. Picturing a city frozen in time, people covered in lava as they prepared dinner.

When my husband and I first viewed Kilauea it was by helicopter. I was amazed at how small it was, and the steam emitting from Pu'u O-o. Even more so when we stepped out of the helicopter and I asked my husband what was in the bag he held. He said, "You do not want to know."

One can also view Kilauea from the Volcano House, which is where I traveled to last week during the first day of Trump's government shut-down.

You can read more about Kilauea and view a slew of photographs at this link: Photos of Kilauea at the End of 2018.

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Elizabeth Weintraub is co-partner of Weintraub & Wallace Team of Top Producing Realtors, an author, home buying expert at The Balance, a Land Park resident, and a veteran real estate agent who specializes in older, classic homes in Land Park, Curtis Park, Midtown, Carmichael and East Sacramento, as well as tract homes in Elk Grove, Natomas, Roseville and Lincoln. Call Elizabeth Weintraub at 916.233.6759. Put our combined 80 years of real estate experience to work for you. Broker-Associate at RE/MAX Gold. DRE License # 00697006.

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Comments (8)

Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®
Carmel by the Sea, CA
Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea

I hope Adam's bag contained gin.  Story goes that Pele, the volcano goddess, likes a little "splash". As to those early days, I remember going right up to the rim of the bubbling volcano.

Dec 28, 2018 10:56 AM
Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Realtor Top 1%
RE/MAX Gold - Sacramento, CA
Put 40 years of experience to work for you

I have heard the same thing and, in fact, found an old bottle of gin in the Kamana Caves, LOL. Now, I've got a bottle of gin but I'm not making an offering.

Dec 28, 2018 11:06 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

I can't even fathom the enormity of this in person - your photos are jaw-dropping enough, Elizabeth!

Dec 28, 2018 09:28 PM
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Elizabeth. Like debe, it is hard to imagine. Thank you for the heads up yesterday.

Dec 29, 2018 06:07 AM
Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Realtor Top 1%
RE/MAX Gold - Sacramento, CA
Put 40 years of experience to work for you

Debe Maxwell, CRS We could not get close enough to the crater but at least I have a good zoom lens on my camera!

Dec 29, 2018 09:34 AM
Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Realtor Top 1%
RE/MAX Gold - Sacramento, CA
Put 40 years of experience to work for you

Sheila Anderson I watched something on TV the other night, probably in Netflix, and it showed footage of a person who went to Rwanda to visit the apes, and it made me think of you. She talked about how she almost died getting there, and all I could think about was the sherpas hauling everybody uphill. It was a scene that was dropped into a story about something else.

Dec 29, 2018 09:36 AM
Sheila Anderson

Actually Elizabeth they are Mountain Gorillas, which is different but they are in Rwanda too. Our porters were wonderful and I wouldn't have made it otherwise. Even young agile folks hired one. It was the hardest thing I ever did but surely one of the best as well.

Dec 29, 2018 09:46 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

It seems difficult to believe that it was 35 years before this latest eruption.  I was there last in 1988, and I was pretty sure it was erupting then.  I remember driving down the road, and the lava was crossing it.  Seemed so odd to see the yellow center line and then lava.  I think I have a picture of it around here somewhere.

Dec 29, 2018 12:46 PM
Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Realtor Top 1%
RE/MAX Gold - Sacramento, CA
Put 40 years of experience to work for you

Myrl Jeffcoat Confusing I suppose. It has been 35 years since the last BIG eruption but Kilauea has been sputtering lava forever, just not in a huge way except for 1983 and then again 2018. So it's never really stopped, just hasn't been overly dangerous.

Dec 29, 2018 12:57 PM