Friday May 18, 2018
We thank everyone for your concern about our safety! Lola has received numerous calls and emails with the question: “Are you all OK? The answer is: The family farm is great. We're in no danger from the sulphur dioxide gas or hot lava and enjoying the beautiful weather here on Kauai.
Our island of Kauai is 500 miles to the Northwest of the Big Island of Hawaii (where Kilauea Volcano is erupting). Our Northeast trade winds blow the toxic gas and ash to the south (away from us). Kilauea Volcano has been active since we moved here in 1982, but the recent eruptions have been very disruptive to the lives of many people living on the Big Island of Hawaii. Our hearts and prayers go out to them.
An interesting fact I learned many years ago when visiting the Volcano National Park and Kilauea Volcano: The island of Kauai used to be located over the “hot spot” that is forming the Big Island now -4 million years ago. Kauai was formed, the tectonic plates slowly shifted moving Kauai 500 miles away from the “hot spot” allowing the magma to form Oahu, Maui, Molokai, Lanai and now the Big Island.
Kauai is classified as an extinct volcano whereas the Big Island has one active volcano and 4 dormant volcanoes that still have the possibility of erupting.
Here is a link for more information you might find interesting: Frequently Asked Questions - Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park U.S. https://www.nps.gov/havo/faqs.htm
Again, we are safe and happy here on the Farm.