We live on the flanks of the world’s two largest mountains, which also happen to be the world’s largest volcanoes. The Big Island is a new island only a million or so years old, and we have a total of 5 volcanoes. The youngest of the five volcanoes, Kilauea, on our island has been continuously erupting for the last 30 years.
Julie, Mina and I live in Hilo 30 miles north of all the action. Because so many people have been asking, yes we are safe. However, we have been getting lots of questions based on the recent lava eruptions. I wanted to write this bigger post up to share information and resources for people.
Generally, living next to Kilauea is quite peaceful. It’s possible to live in harmony and without fear around Kilauea. It’s still a major volcano. At times it gets much more active, and then it can change dramatically, but with forewarning (earthquake swarms, and increased gas releases).