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Eruption video by Mick Kalber, Tropical Visions

Video by David Corrigan | Voice of Tim Bryan

By now, most of the world has heard the news of Hawaii’s latest geological activity. This incredible fissure tore open the earth in the middle east rift zone, between Puu Oo and Napau Crater on Kilauea volcano, not too long after the Puu Oo crater floor collapsed.

Chances are, if you saw the video on world news networks, this was it… a dramatic helicopter flyover showing the new, spattering fissure.

If it weren’t for quick thinking of “vulcanographer” Mick Kalber, the world would not have these pictures to enjoy, since there is now a no-fly zone in effect over the area. But then again, Kalber has been doing this for a long time.

From his home a safe distance away in Hilo, Kalber re-lived the day of the new eruption for Big Island Video News, while sharing this incredible video with our viewers.

Kalber says these are the moments that inspire his continued work, documenting the island’s awesome volcanic activity.

And a side note to change in the eruption… although it does appear as if the homes in Kalapana Gardens will be spared the threat of lava for the time being, it looks like the rest of the island will have to endure increased vog. The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory says the new fissure is emitting 10,000 tonnes of SO2 a day, the highest rate measured on the east rift zone since July 2008, which was around 700 tonnes a day.

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  1. Tim says:

    Thanks for sharing! Beautiful video!

  2. Pua says:

    Much mahalo to Big Island Video News for being one of the first ones to publish this amazing recent ‘Kilauea Eruption video’ and the interesting information about the man behind it. Without this post we’d never know who to give credit to for national and international footage about our Hawaii Kilauea eruption. We are all at awe!

  3. JulesMaui says:

    Thanks for this amazing video and article. I have posted your link on my blog, Maui Vacation Guide. I think there will be many helicopter tours going over the volcano from all the surrounding islands, once the no fly zone ban is lifted. To bad the VOG goes along with the volcano. We see it from our lanai, hanging over Haleakala. Not quite as bad today though.

  4. Joani Starkovich says:

    Truly Awesome!!! Thanks for sharing

  5. ANTHONY OLAIZ says:

    WOW I did not think it was going to be so bad I pray for all the people of the islands i wish i could do something if any body needs help with there elderly or anyone iam not rich but will go to help any way i can GOD BLESS TONY

  6. Da Haoleman says:

    Great video! Spent many days and nights photographing the eruption while I live Kona side. Had to move due to the vog. Respiratory problems. Would move back in a heartbeat if it wasn’t for the so2 in Kona.

  7. prerana says:

    so exiting it was!

  8. Rolland Brown says:

    We will see this in month month while visiting the big island. What a wonderful gift from out Father in heaven!

  9. David,
    A Canadian man died on 5-7-2013 on Kalapana lava area
    norman clemens

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