Incredible footage shows the lava flow during this morning's fissure eruption on the east side of Hawaii's Big Island.
— ABC News (@ABC) May 7, 2018
Hawaii's Kilauea is not the typical blow-the-top-off kind of volcano — it has been simmering and bubbling for about 35 years, sending super-hot lava spewing up through cracks in the ground, destroying everything in its path even miles from its summit.
One of the things that struck me when I visited New Zealand last year was what it meant to live with the constant threat of geothermal activity. Living in a country with no active volcanoes, it can be easy to take such thibgs for granted. Visiting places like My Eccles almost seems like a novelty. I remember walking around Taupo and see the signs for emergency meeting points. This was something that really hit home when I visited Craters of the Moon, an environment that was only just out of town yet both alive and other worldly.