Nice day in Volcano! No Ash fall to Date.

  As of today, there has been no ash falls in Mauna Loa Estates or Volcano. We were up there today because we had a check in. My husband mowed the lawn. It was a normal day in Volcano. I have been up there every other day to check on things and it’s always been…

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Halemaumau was Putting on a Show Today

          Driving up to Volcano on Highway yesterday morning at around 10:00 am Halemaumau Crater had begun putting on a show for us. There were cars pulled off to the shoulder and people with cameras on tripods and cell phones. Taking pictures of Mother Nature. Of course, I had to stop…

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Big Island Authorities Latest On the Eruptions as of 5/ 14 3:26 PM

This is the latest news Broadcast. Includes Representative from Puna Geothermal Plant explaining the next steps they are taking to secure facility. Latest on eruptions #LIVE: Big Island authorities offer the latest on ongoing eruptions in lower Puna, where there's growing concern about lava crossing Highway 132.LATEST: https://bit.ly/2IokU6P Posted by Hawaii News Now on Monday,…

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Update on Kilauea Summit

   Photo of Halemaumau at 5:46 PM to the right. This morning, a steady, vigorous plume of steam and occasionally minor amounts of ash is rising from the Overlook vent and drifting downwind to the southwest. As has been observed over the past several days, occasional rockfalls into the deep vent are expected produce intermittent…

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Fissure 19 Spotted Near Fissure 15 as of 8 AM this Morning

The USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory issued this update at 8:36 a.m. HST: This morning, activity is dominated by lava fountaining, explosion of spatter more than 100 feet into the air, and an advancing lava flow from fissure 17 at the northeast end of the fissure system. As of 630 am the fissure 17 flow had…

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Kilauea Summit Update

On  (May 9, 2018), USGS volcanologists and the National Park service provided an informational meeting for those of us living in close proximity to the summit. The presentation may be viewed here: http://www.bigislandvideonews.com/2018/05/09/video-scientists-explain-summit-explosion-concerns-to-volcano-community/ The key takeaway from the meeting is that what is happening is not life-threatening So, what is happening? Following the collapse of…

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How Safe is it In Volcano?

Critical answer: There is no immediate threat to our homes or the Volcano Community from the current eruption occurring in Lower Puna. The eruption is 22 miles below us. The following figures will help illustrate the situation and provide you with links for more detailed information.   This is a map of the current area…

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VRBO.com’s New Service Fee

Aloha Guests, If you have used the site VRBO/Homeaway to book our home in the past be aware they are now charging a SERVICE FEE to book through them as of February 18, 2016. This is a corporate fee, not one that owners wanted or get money from. Expedia recently bought Homeaway and wanted to make…

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