Ummm… is it normal in Hawaii to just go about your business like its no big deal when a volcano is erupting, like the one, Kilauea, that’s erupting right now? I mean, I know that a majority of the people in and around the Kilauea volcano aren’t really in any danger, but still, it’s weird, right?
I also know that this isn’t the first time Hawaiians have had to deal with Kilauea doing its thing. We also posted about it erupting in 2017 and even as far back as 2011.
I guess a volcano erupting in Hawaii is like an earthquake in Los Angeles. You just get desensitized to it after awhile. At least that’s the explanation I am using for how people can just chill on the links like there isn’t a volcano spewing ash thousands of feet in the air right there in the distance.
Then again, it would be pretty cool to play 18 holes and be able to talk about that one time you played a round of golf while a volcano was erupting. That’d be a story you could tell for the rest of your life, right?
According to USA Today, it’s all good, even as as small earthquakes shook the area in addition to all the ash in the sky…
Authorities say the ash is powdered rock and poses no significant health threat as of 1 p.m. local time. Poisonous gases that do pose a threat are also being blown away from the island’s biggest city, Hilo. The eruption began early Tuesday morning and continued through the day.
Scientists also said that they have no predictions for when the eruption may stop.
It’s still weird to see people doing stuff like this, right?
Yeah, it’s definitely weird.