Kilauea eruption - hotspot volcano - impact and response...

‘It was like when someone plays the bass really heavy, and you can feel the bass - you could really feel the power and the lava - the colour was unbelievable, and the sound was unbelievable’

I'm wary of the idea that a recent event might replace the case study which students have been taught by their teachers, although some of these may be a little dated, and not necessarily fully formed, so it could be useful. There have been some dramatic images and stories emerging from Hawaii in recent days, as the eruption has continued, and new houses are threatened as time passes. Is this the cost the people pay for living in such a beautiful place, shaped by the forces that are now acting against them?