"Unmitigated Disaster" - Practical Example Of The Phrase

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    Maybe 500 homes (at the very least a few hundred) gone last night.

     
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    The entire island of Hawaii was formed by 1000s of lava flows over the past million years.

    In essence, the island is the product of a 3D printer in the form of volcanic eruptions.
     
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    The volcano in Guatemala is a strato-cone built up by numerous eruptions of basaltic/andesitic magma/lava. This lava is semisolid and it blocks the release of gases including super-heated steam which creates an explosive condition.

    By contrast, the magma/lava of the Kilauea volcano in Hawaii is an ultra-mafic basaltic goo that will freely blow out of the vent without creating an explosive situation. That's why people can be very close to an active vent without much danger of getting cooked alive. However, continued exposure to the toxic fumes from the vent can cause skin and lung diseases.

    This provides a general description of the difference between the two volcanoes:
     
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    I'm aware that the eruptions have created a test of civil liberties VS governmental authority and people shouldn't be forced to leave their homes just because there's an evacuation order.

    Apparently, there are many homes that are surviving the lava flows and their owners are waiting it out. Furthermore, where are all the evacuees going to live? The government doesn't have enough living space and no solid plans to relocate 1000s of people on the island. If the owners are living in their homes and they are still alive and well, I say let them stand their ground (even though it might end up covered with lava).
     
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    https://www.forbes.com/sites/trevor...cano-is-literally-erupting-gems/#3e0aa50225da
     
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    I'm wondering if I could literally buy the volcano at Fissure # 8 and create a public park of my own.

    According to real estate law, you still own the land even though it's now got an active volcano on it and it's been covered with lava.There are maps of the former neighborhood in Leilani Estates which show the former parcels and some owners may have the GPS coordinates of their property line.

    Maybe my brain's just experiencing a bad case of intellectual indigestion, but I still think it's a cool idea to actually own a volcano. :)
     
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