Hawaii Island News, Friday, 18 May 2018

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Here are today’s top Hawaii Island news stories from the “Hawaii Tribune-Herald”, published in Hilo, Hawaii.  Views expressed in this news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.

Scientists study lava for clues to how volcano will behave

PAHOA — Whether spewing from the ground in red plumes or crawling in a fiery blob across neighborhoods, lava from the Kilauea volcano has produced the most arresting images of the recent eruption. But not all lava is created equal, and the differences could offer hints about the volcano’s behavior.

Volcanic deja vu: Displaced Leilani residents recall Mount St. Helens eruption

The explosion early Thursday morning of Halema‘uma‘u Crater, which sent a volcanic ash cloud 30,000 feet high and deposited a light layer of ash on Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and surrounding areas, reminded two displaced Leilani Estates residents of an event that took place 38 years ago today — the violent explosion of Mount St. Helens in Washington state, which killed 57 people directly and caused more than $1 billion in damage.

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Russ Roberts
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