Shield volcano eruption case study: Hawaii

Level: , Topic: Restless Earth, Tectonics

An interesting article not only on the speed of this gradual eruption but on the damage to people (social impacts) the environment and the cost of the damage (economic impact).

Residents of a Hawaiian village threatened by lava have begun evacuating as the flow reaches the first property in its path.

Two roads to Pahoa have been closed and a cemetery has already been overtaken by the flow from the Kilauea volcano.

Kilauea on the Big Island has been erupting since 1983, but lava has recently burst forth from a new vent.

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