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Drones On - May 16th and 17th, 2018 Kilauea Eruption - The Calm Before The Storm

4:46 AM · May 26, 2021

Combined footage of the 2018 Kilauea Eruption, May 16th and 17th. Phase 1 of the eruption comes to a close as more fluid, hotter, lava begins to make its way to the surface. Halema'uma'u creates an ash cloud 30,000 ft tall, hurling large rocks into the Jaggar Museum parking lot inside Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Fissure 21 opens in lower Leilani Estates as several fissure reactivate. This series tells one version of the 2018 Kilauea eruption on the Lower East Rift Zone, where lava erupted in a residential neighborhood. The story is told through available footage from many sources, including USGS, Hawaii Count Civil Defense, DoD, National Guard, DLNR, and private citizens. This series will go through each day of the eruption and tell the story from the lens of a Leilani Estates resident. The purpose of this series is to give a little more understanding of what it was like for a volcano to erupt in the middle of a community in which you call home. Footage in this episode courtesy of USGS, Mick Kalber, Ikaika Marzo, and Andrew Hara.

Ptsd? Yes a lot of people suffering from that when it comes to this eruption. I have some kind of weird drive for natural disasters so it was mainly exciting for me and I don't feel traumatized. I do have dreams about lava all the time. Being surrounded by lava and earthquakes, being thrown in the air by the heaving ground. I wake up feeling like I just got back from the carnival.

May 29, 2021


You were at some of the heaviest spots. I do think people processed it in different ways. I don't think someone that's an ex-marine is impacted like someone that never has experienced even a mild natural disaster would be.

Jun 2, 2021

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