February 26, 1992 |
Two people fell into an intensely hot natural steam vent at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and one became trapped and died. "It took us quite a while to get her out. We couldn't get within 10 feet of her because of the scalding heat," said Jim Martin, the park's chief ranger. The body of Elizabeth Ann Matsch, 24, of Boulder, Colo., was retrieved early Tuesday. John Schnorr, 25, of Seattle, did not require hospitalization. The two, both volunteer workers for the U.S.
April 4, 1990 |
Residents of Kalapana Gardens, on Hawaii, were packing to leave as lava from Kilauea Volcano came within 50 yards of five houses, Hawaii County Civil Defense officials said. Authorities said that one stream of molten lava had moved 200 yards during a 12-hour period and was picking up speed. Since Monday, 57 of the 125 homes in the tract have been evacuated.
April 25, 1990 |
Lava from Kilauea Volcano torched two more homes in this coastal Hawaii Island community. A fiery stream of molten rock moved through the Kalapana Gardens subdivision early Tuesday and incinerated a one-story frame house, Civil Defense officials said. The lava overtook another home late Monday. The lava was flowing eastward, toward the heart of the tract, and authorities said that 120 other houses are in or near its current path.
May 6, 1990 |
Searing lava from Kilauea Volcano reached the ocean, sending up billowing clouds of hazardous steam. The lava also threw a noose around the only store and remaining church in a remote rural community of Kalapana on the island of Hawaii. The steam, called laze, since it is a lava-generated haze, poses a potential health hazard because the fiery rock hitting seawater generates acid fumes.
April 1, 1987 |
A lava flow from Kilauea Volcano crossed Kalapana Bypass Highway on Tuesday for the third time in about four months and headed toward the sea, a Hawaii County Civil Defense spokesman said. The lava moved slowly to the southeast but no homes were in its path, spokesman Wendell Hatada said. The highway was closed Monday afternoon when the lava flow moved to within 200 yards. The highway was cut by lava twice late last year and was reopened in February after temporary repairs.
September 25, 1987 |
A lava flow from Kilauea volcano bore down on homes in a Hawaii island housing area Thursday, forcing authorities to evacuate several families and put other residents on alert. "Unless there is a dramatic change over the next hour or so, we're going to lose a home in Royal Gardens" housing area, said Harry Kim, Hawaii island Civil Defense director. The slow-moving, 300-foot-long flow entered the southeastern part of Royal Gardens on the southeastern coast of Hawaii island.