Saturday, January 30, 2016


ʻAilāʻau The longest recorded eruption at Kilauea, arguably, was the ʻAilāʻau eruption and lava flow in the 15th century. It was the largest in Hawaiʻi in more than 1,000-years. The flow was named after ʻAilāʻau was known and feared by all the people. ‘Ai means the "one who eats or devours." Lāʻau means "tree" or a "forest." He was the fire god before Pele arrived at Hawaiʻi Island. The image shows the ʻAilaʻau flow (white) with kīpuka pockets in certain areas.

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