The Latest: New fissure spatters lava on Big Island
VOLCANO, Hawaii (AP) — The Latest on the eruption of Kilauea volcano in Hawaii (all times local):
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When you buy property on the Big Island you are shown maps of likely places the lava would flow. The reason is that you might not be able to get insurance in those areas. The realtors are very helpful in helping newcomers avoid those areas.
The people who built homes knew they could not be insured.
We’re hoping to fly to Lihue in 1/19 for our 50th wedding anniversary. If Kilauea continues to erupt, is there any possibility that Kauai could be affected by toxic gases from the volcano?
Looks like the magma is working its way toward the Southern tip of the Big Island in a straight line fashion. What is so concerning is that it follows a direct path along the rift zone and all it takes to break the entire section, since molten lava both expands the ground and lubricates it. A strong earthquake in the vicinity of around 7-7.5 is enough to cause the entire section to slip into the Pacific deep, causing a massive tsumami of over 300 meters high.
All it takes is a trigger event when Kilauea explodes when it reaches below the water table level.