Kilauea's Lava Destruction
The Big Island, Hawaii, U.S.A.
Puna is the Big Island neighborhood which lava from Kilauea
eruptions was destroying. More than a hundred houses had
been lost by 1993. Since Kilauea is a shield volcano, with slow
moving lava rather than massive explosions, some buildings,
such as Puna's church, were put on wheels and moved out of
harm's way. Lava also blocked the highways, as this road
sign demonstrates. The volcano has seized control.
"Road Closed" is an understatement, considering what
the volcano has done. Hawaii is full of odd warning signs,
but I cannot argue with this one.
A different highway, but the same story, as lava
demonstrates its superiority over road construction.
If you have a high speed internet connection, watch the
Intrepid Berkeley Explorer's free streaming video of this trip
to Hawaii by clicking on: Lava Luau