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Powerful Volcanic Gas Fountains...

Discussion in 'Photos and Videos' started by HiloHawaiian, May 14, 2018.

  1. HiloHawaiian

    HiloHawaiian Well-Known Member

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    Amazing helicopter footage. Folks say the sound is deafening — the steam is supersonic when it blows-out.

    https://volcanoes.usgs.gov/observatories/hvo/multimedia_uploads/multimediaFile-2013.mp4

    “Hey Dad, I guess I won’t have to mow the lawn today...” Bad joke...I know the folks, he emailed the photo, and what his son told him when he saw it. They have the right attitude, everyone in zone one knows this could happen at any time. The house they were renting is toast. They’re going to stay in my Ohana studio off the garage in Hilo until they find a new place...
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    Cori Well-Known Member

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    Wow! Amazing photo. It's literally being transformed from Paradise into Hell.
     
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    Man that's crazy. And I gripe because the wind blows.
     
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    Agustine Well-Known Member

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    Did you notice the big boulders flying out?

     
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    Drone footage would have been better. No jostle and jello in the filming, and it could safely get MUCH closer. They could also be filming pretty much non-stop. They could be supervised and suspend operations when they want to put a chopper up.

    It's a lost opportunity - not only cinematically, but in terms of identifying the status of volcanic activity, road conditions, etc.
     
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    HiloHawaiian Well-Known Member

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    Yea, hard to guess how big, but geeeeeez, scary stuff...And, that nice house in the foreground with a front-row view! I dunno if they can get to the house anymore — it looks like it could be spared, it’s on a slight rise. Topography is everything out here. GENERALLY, this very liquidy lava flows the other direction, downhill toward the sea. If another fissure opens behind him........... :(
     
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    Exactly right. If a drone goes down from a boulder hitting it, oh well — 1 in a million chance. Helo's can (have) crashed from sucking too much volcanic gases, that’s why they stay so far away. A drone would only have to worry about the heat, which at 150’ wouldn’t be too bad......I think, LOL.
     
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