Produced by David Corrigan and Tim Bryan
We continue with our look back at the Kamoamoa fissure eruption, half a year after its short-lived show captivated the world.
HAWAII VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK, Hawaii: The first journalist to capture the images of the Kamoamoa eruption: vulcanographer Mick Kalber… who brought the world this defining footage.
If video like this is still a thrill for a volcano veteran like Kalber, imagine what Marco Ernandes thought… seen here, flying this helicopter in the foreground. It was Ernandes’ first charter flight in Hawaiian volcano!
“Everybody was pretty happy for me to have that happen on my first day,” Ernandes told Big Island Video News in a phone interview.
That wouldn’t be Marco’s last look at a major eruptive event… He took Kalber up in the helicopter once again, a few months later, to help capture the comparable Puu Oo vent breakout in August.
Tomorrow, what happened at the summit… and why it DIDN’T spell trouble for area residents.
March 9, 2011 – VIDEO: The man behind global Hawaiian volcano eruption video
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.