The Beauty and Tragedy of Hawaii’s Kilauea Volcano Eruption

2018-07-09T15:38:51+00:00 Art, Human Interest, Travel|

The eruption of Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano continues and residents honor the beauty while experiencing their losses.

Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano has been erupting since May of 2018 and it shows no signs of stopping anytime soon. Over time, the eruption has caused significant loss for almost all residents of the Big Island. As of early June, it was reported that over 600 homes had been lost to the lava.

Not only is the volcano changing life for Big Island residents, it is also changing the actual landscape of the island itself. If you remember from grade school, when the lava cools, it hardens into a rock-like texture. The volcano’s eruption will grow the width of the island as a whole, making it much bigger.

In the video below, Chris James from Beme News spends time with a few residents and explores the landscape from both land and air. In particular, Chris follows Demian Barrios, a “lava junkie” and recent expert in lava photography. Demian documents the lava from many angles, to include the incredible sensation of hot lava hitting the Pacific Ocean.

Watch this intriguing story and learn more about the ongoing eruption from Kilauea: