In May 2018, the people living in the shadow of the Hawaiian volcano Kilauea made a hasty evacuation when it suddenly exploded. The thing is, it had already been erupting, albeit at a slower pace, since about 1983 — which raises a question. Why did all those people choose to live near a ticking time bomb? Well, as it turns out, volcanoes have a lot to offer local residents — as long as they're ready to beat it at a moment's notice.
Going With the Flow
Modern Magma Maniacs
How Long Can Volcanic Eruptions Last?
Written by Reuben Westmaas May 25, 2018
Wake up with the smartest email in your inbox.
Our Best Articles Daily