Volcanic Activity In Lower Puna

“Real time coverage” (May 14, 2018)

Just wanted you to know that I have been watching your live feed of the eruption since you started covering it! Thanks for being the only place that I’ve found real time coverage of the latest fissure eruption!

Mahalo again!

— Kimo Villarimo, Salem Media Group, Honolulu

“Amazing work” (May 14, 2018)

Thank you guys for the amazing work, and sharing with us. I am glued to it whenever I am home and awake. Keep it up and, mostly, stay safe!

— Joan Boonstra, The Netherlands

“Super informative” (May 14, 2018)

I just wanted to commend your organization for providing the live Facebook feed of fissure activity on the island of Hawaii. It is super informative, and absolutely riveting to watch.

I’ve spent hours watching. Night viewing is especially spectacular. Anthony Quintano is awesome about answering questions that folks post in the comments to the feed.

Thank you for providing this important and fascinating information to essentially anyone in the world who wants to tune in. 

Kathy Chahrouri, Birmingham, Alabama

Fascinating but “scary” (May 14, 2018)

Thank you so much for the live stream from the Big Island.

It is fascinating and scary at the same time and helps those of us with family there to understand what is going on.

— Debi Velasco, Richmond, Virginia

“Great learning experience” (May 14, 2018)

Thank you so much for the live coverage of the Big Island fissures and eruptions. I have been watching since yesterday evening.

I also have my children and grandchildren watching. The coverage is amazing and a great learning experience for the world.  

Please stay safe. My best to all of you.

— Susan Ferguson, Maricopa, Arizona

Live feeds a “good substitute” (May 14, 2018)

Just want to tell you how much I appreciate your live feed of the active fissure! We were there in January and hiked on the big lava field.

(Couldn’t quite believe they let people on there, though it was an experience of a lifetime!)

Showing live feeds is a good substitute for having hoards of people trying to see it in person while this event is ever changing and more dangerous now. Mahalo.

— Helen Raschick, Sitka, Alaska

Proud Punatics

“We love this place” (May 14, 2018) 

Alan D. McNarie has given a great historical perspective of Puna and the development of subdivisions (“Big Island: How Land Schemes Turned Lava Fields Into Subdivisions”).

We are “Punatics” and live in the “Punaverse.” “We are all here, because we are not all there.”

I bought an acre of land in Leilani over 40 years ago and built a new house on it 10 years ago. We love this place.

Despite being dislocated, we want very much to move back into our home. We have been spared so far. My wife and I  go to our property every day to garden and keep the lawn mowed.

On another note, Hawaii County drags its feet on creating infrastructure, despite the efforts of our two very competent county council representatives and state representatives.

We are going through another election cycle at the county level and already the “Hilo politics” in putting up a candidates to run against our representatives. They failed last election cycle and hopefully they will fail again.

Puna is the fastest growing district and our numbers on the county council will continue to increase as well as in the state Legislature.

— Richard and Bett Bidleman, Pahoa

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