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Hawaii Volcanic Eruption is not affecting Waikiki or Oahu
Posted by Ali'i Beach Rentals | Thursday, May 24, 2018


With news coverage of the eruption of Kīlauea volcano on the Big Island of Hawaii these last few weeks, we want to reassure Guests staying with Ali'i Beach Rentals, that the island of Oahu remains unaffected by the eruption. The volcanic activity is limited to an area on the east side of the Island of Hawai’i (aka the Big Island), more than 200 miles away from Oahu, and there is no danger to anyone other than the residents who live in that specific area. Our hearts and thoughts are with them all today.

Kīlauea is one of the world’s most active volcanoes rising 4,190 feet (1,227 meters) above sea level and is about 14 percent of the land area of the Big Island.   The current ongoing eruption cycle actually began on January 3rd, 1983 and the volcano has destroyed hundreds of homes and other structures during this time.  Activity at the summit and along the rift zones can be observed online through webcams placed within the caldera, and information on Kilauea’s activity is updated daily on the USGS website.

The summit caldera contains a lava lake known as Halema`uma`u that is said to be the home of the Hawaiian volcano goddess, Pele  (pronounced peh-leh or pel-lə).  Click on the link to learn more of the legend surrounding the Fire Goddess, Pele

 

 

  

 

 

 

 



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