volcano

Little Lava

Some of you have inquired if the recent volcano eruptions in Hawaii posed any threat to Max’s family or friends. The short answer is “no”. Although we have some family […]

Hot Stuff

Think you have a tough job?   From the website of the  Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (USGS): Hawaiian Volcano Observatory geologists get fresh lava samples as close to the vent as possible. Once the sample is scooped from the pāhoehoe lobe, it is quickly quenched in a bucket of water to stop […]

Facing Lava

Imagine you own a home, a pretty little place in the rural, forested area of the Big Island of Hawaii. Now imagine that day after day and hour after hour, a stream of molten rock creeps ever so slowly, but ever so relentlessly, towards your home. There’s nothing you can do […]