Volcanic Footage to Heat Up Your Valentine’s Day


Using the search feature (magnifying glass symbol) at the top of the Uluulu website, we selected a few volcano clips to highlight today. You will find that the search bar is a great portal for discovering many of the videos in our collection. Give it a try! You might be surprised at what you find…

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 Volcano Footage- Ted Shibuya

Tip of the day: Using truncation in the search bar can yield more results for your search. Example: Instead of searching for “volcano” or “volcanos” or “volcanic”, try searching: “volcan*

Our truncation symbol is the asterisk  (*).

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Many associate volcanic activity with the Hawaiian Islands, but, for the majority who live here, it is not an everyday event to witness such a spectacle. What is amazing about the footage, above & below, is, beyond its age of over 50 years, the film still offers us the rare glimpse of what it is like to be so close in proximity to a live active volcano. One can’t help wonder what might have been going through minds of the people who risked, not only their expensive film equipment, but their own lives to capture impending lava flows. Fortunately for us, thanks to these brave filmmakers and to those who believed it was necessary to preserve their films,  researchers, scientists, and volcano enthusiasts are able watch & enjoy what they have left as their legacy.

Screen shot 2013-02-14 at 1.36.36 PM1955 Kapoho Eruption – Lyman Museum

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Kīlauea Iki Eruption, 1959 – Lyman Museum

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Kīlauea Iki Eruption, 1959, HIPA (Hawaii Island Planters Asssociation) – Lyman Museum

Enjoy the volcano footage and Happy Valentines Day! —By Robbie O.


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