Kilauea Lava Falls are … cool.

Mahalo, Kilauea!

Recently Kilauea on the island of Hawaii created a spectacular (Dec 2005) lava fall …. cool, and I was there in April. I’d wanted to see lava up close since Geology classes at UW Madison but this was my first trip to Hawaii.

Lucky because they closed the area I was walking around in June due to the danger of … what wound up happening.

I’m pretty sure I was standing just south of the massive fall shown here, on

the very cliff that fell away in early December: My picture (below) of the area is far less dramatic but I did get to see a “small” but still awesome lava fall in the distance – you can make it out as a tiny stream off the cliff to left in my picture (below) though it was probably about 1-2 feet in diameter. The new falls is about 6 feet in diameter and already busy extending the Hawaiian shoreline.

For more of my lava pix click here.


About JoeDuck

Internet Travel Guy, Father of 2, small town Oregon life. BS Botany from UW Madison Wisconsin, MS Social Sciences from Southern Oregon. Top interests outside of my family's well being are: Internet Technology, Online Travel, Globalization, China, Table Tennis, Real Estate, The Singularity.
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6 Responses to Kilauea Lava Falls are … cool.

  1. Economy news and blog says:

    Very amazing site! I wish I could do something as nice as you did…mary

  2. Pingback: Online Highways » Blog Archive » Hawaii - part II

  3. Pua says:

    we are so sorry for our big island visitors to volcanoes national park. there was hardly any lava flow since the last june 16 flow. the Puu Oo has currently no lava flow, which is quite unusual. geo physicist Mike Poland even predicts that lava flow patterns are changing but lava will be flowing again in a few weeks. don’t let that stop you from visiting the big island’s volcano. first of all, one never knows what mother nature has up its sleeps and secondly just visiting hawaii volcanoes national park, is wortwhile your time. aloha, pua

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