Quiet Haleakala still considered active

Quiet Haleakala still considered active

There are 37 comments on the Honolulu Star-Bulletin story from Jul 15, 2008, titled Quiet Haleakala still considered active. In it, Honolulu Star-Bulletin reports that:

Although there has been no activity for centuries, scientists are constantly monitoring potential eruption activity at Haleakala on Maui.

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Gimme a Break

Pampanga, Philippines

#1 Jul 15, 2008
500 years ago it's your Birthday!!! Blow out the candles!!! Think the housing markets bad now!!

“Too small to notice”

Since: Jun 08

Kahuku , Ka'U

#2 Jul 15, 2008
The heat from those underground lava pools is energy. I used to oppose geothermal because of the hydogen sulphide in the blowouts Puna-Geothermal had in their learning phase. But high oil prices and oil-company wars that exploit our young people have changed my mind.
Donald _in_Kuliouou

Kapolei, HI

#3 Jul 15, 2008
FYI, according to the public records kept by the U.S. Geological Syrvey, eruptive activity at Haleakala occurred as recently as 1790 -- only 218 years ago, and not the 500+ noted by reporter Gary Kubota -- in the area upslope of La Perouse Bay, which is in the volcano's southwest rift zone and right next to Makena's Big Beach.
chech this

Kihei, HI

#4 Jul 15, 2008
Donald _in_Kuliouou wrote:
FYI, according to the public records kept by the U.S. Geological Syrvey, eruptive activity at Haleakala occurred as recently as 1790 -- only 218 years ago, and not the 500+ noted by reporter Gary Kubota -- in the area upslope of La Perouse Bay, which is in the volcano's southwest rift zone and right next to Makena's Big Beach.
Until the late 1990s, scientists thought the latest eruption on Maui occurred at Kalua o Lapa, about 2.5 miles south of Makena, in 1790.
Sherrod said the dates were based on differences in charts produced by geographers with explorers La Perouse in 1786 and Vancouver in 1793. But radiocarbon dating showed the ages of the flows took place sometime between 1480 and 1600.

“A Maui Homeowner”

Since: Nov 07

Kula, Maui

#5 Jul 15, 2008
Guess I should call State Farm today and see if my homeowner's policy covers lava damage.
hey_mikey

Honolulu, HI

#6 Jul 15, 2008
i guess donald in kuliouou didn't bother to read the whole article
Lavatana

Honolulu, HI

#7 Jul 15, 2008
We should spray a steady stream of fine water mist 24 hours a day over the lava smoke to keep the vog down.

And, should drop bombs on the lava eruptions to put it back to sleep.

“Too small to notice”

Since: Jun 08

Kahuku , Ka'U

#8 Jul 15, 2008
If you think the insurance company is going to cover lava damage , better read the fine print in "acts of God".
Insured

San Diego, CA

#9 Jul 15, 2008
Re: insurance coverage. Most insurance policies cover Fire, so you must document with video that your house was destroyed by Fire, i.e., burned to the ground (even if the proximal cause was heat from lava), before the lava even touched the house. That's what I did, and I got paid.
iole

San Diego, CA

#10 Jul 15, 2008
Remember there are two considered kinds of lava. A’a which is slower moving; and pahoehoe which flows faster.

The video-cam is a good idea but there are no guarantees with Pele.
Portland - Oregon

Portland, OR

#11 Jul 15, 2008
Good point....acts of God...Does anybody know if State Farm worships volcano gods?
Richard Swann wrote:
If you think the insurance company is going to cover lava damage , better read the fine print in "acts of God".
about time

Arlington, TX

#12 Jul 15, 2008
This is a great news article. Must be a slow news day.
When Mt St Helens blew in 82, the newspapers started printing articles about how geologically active the Big Bear area in Calif was, and the next thing you knew, housing values dropped like a rock, couldn't sell a condo, house or anything for several years. Thanks to the writer of this article, maybe he can do a "what if" for Oahu too, then we can all lose money--and by the way, they at least the rail system issue will die--no one will want to visit, live or work here.
Gimme a Break

Pampanga, Philippines

#13 Jul 15, 2008
about time wrote:
This is a great news article. Must be a slow news day.
When Mt St Helens blew in 82, the newspapers started printing articles about how geologically active the Big Bear area in Calif was, and the next thing you knew, housing values dropped like a rock, couldn't sell a condo, house or anything for several years. Thanks to the writer of this article, maybe he can do a "what if" for Oahu too, then we can all lose money--and by the way, they at least the rail system issue will die--no one will want to visit, live or work here.
Case and Point!!!!
Richard Richardson

Honolulu, HI

#14 Jul 15, 2008
Based on what was said in this article the north shore of Oahu still has an active volcano. Across from Foodland and next to the fire station is the remnants of a crater that was covered by a landslide. Only half of the crater is now exposed. It is evident that the landslide occurred when the crater was hot since the red dirt from the hillside has fused with lava from the crater. Outside the perimeter of the crater there are flat rocks where the lava has poured into the ocean. Since these flat rocks are at present sea level, they must have been formed in the last 10,000 years. Being at sea level it appears to have had explosive eruptive activity on the side that is now called Shark's Cove. The half circle shape of the exposed crater is most evident when seen from the air.
Know all

San Diego, CA

#15 Jul 16, 2008
Diamond head is still active.

I slept at a Holiday Inn
MakalapaKahului

Cincinnati, OH

#16 Jul 16, 2008
I stay scared already.
No Wall

Keauhou, HI

#17 Jul 16, 2008
Know all wrote:
Diamond head is still active.
I slept at a Holiday Inn
There was a suspected under sea eruption between Oahu and Kauai in the 1950s (I think), so the claim that Diamond Head is still active is not so crazy like you think.

I slept in on haole day.
Pele

United States

#18 Jul 16, 2008
I will spout my lava on you.
Kibitzor

United States

#19 Jul 16, 2008
FYI, the big eruption of Mount St. Helens was in 1980.
chipmunk

United States

#20 Jul 16, 2008
Kibitzor wrote:
FYI, the big eruption of Mount St. Helens was in 1980.
Thanks, Kibitzor, glad you saw that. It's amazing someone didn't get the date right before this!

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