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8VTUURDAY, APRIL 2s, 1817.
Vas Voloanie Outbursts.
Two startling volcanic eruptions
ha'e bely occurred in the aw
eija Islands, which contain the
es remarkable group of volca
asl in the world. One crater
SIage-is a large lake of molten
rl that has hept at boiling heat
a'k badk as tradition goes, with
itle change in its appearance.
Wlhough sometimes a thin crust
i fmed over it by cooling of the
ura. Manna Loa, nearly 14.000
feet high, has great eruptions
boet once in seven years, on an
avage, pouring out millions of
taos of liquid rock-2,000,000,000
itasis 1859-and, having exhaust
ed itself in these efforts, it sinks
sbak into quiesence. February 14
it seat out a large volume of
ssoke, that rose to a height of
16,000 feet, and spread out, dark
enisg the r.ky over an area of 100
square miles, and then a stream
of lava started down the mountain
sides, but this source dried up at I
the end of six hours, and the
eruption ceased. Ten days later
a submarine eruption appeared in
the oecn, fifty miles from Mauna
Los, near Kaelakeakus Bay.-;
Flanae were thrown up from the
sea, and numerous jets .`! .ern ,
arose on a line about a 1iiu long,
where the sea was from 150 , 41uO0
fet deep, as if the crust of rock
under the sea had been broken in
a fissure to let the internal or in
fernal fires out. In many places
imps of lava were thrown up, and
it was so porous, somewhat like
pumice-stoes, that while hot it
The Honolulu Gazette lias
he following graphic description :
On Wednesday evening, the 14th
of ebruary, between nine and
tea o'clock, without any warning,
a very energetic eruption burst
out from near the summit of Mau
an Loa. The mountain top bad
been enveloped in heavy masses of
black clouds and smoke during
the preceding afternoon. At 9:30
odlock it cleared away, revealing
a brilliant fiery red light on the
smoke overhanging the volcano.
From the deck of the Kilean, lying
at anchor at Kawiahne, live dis
tinct columns of fire cold be
seen belching from the mountain,
apparently not from the great
summit crater of Mokuawcoweo,
but from a smaller crater .ituated
amae miles distant from it, canled
Pohakuhanalet. The sight was a
grand one, as the columns of til,
uainated smoke shot up almost i.
atantaneously to an immense
height in the air. Mr. C. J. Ly
me writes as from Waimes that
the smoke masses were ejected to
a height of not less than 16,000
let above the top of the moun
taib, where they hung, forming a
deam stratum of smoke. The
velocity with which they ascended
wu such .that the first 5u00 feet
Were passed insile of a minute.
It is the general opinion that the
stram of lava is flowing rapidly
dawn the mount tin side toward
Iahalka. in Kau. When last
men on Thursda.y it had pro
- a5ed a number of miles from
place of its first outbreak, but
did not seem to have reached the
Woods. The illumination was so
brilliant that all parts of the
island were lighted utp, and even
oa Maui the reflected glare was so
ret that in Waikapu it was sup
ipod that the corn fields and
mill buildings of Makee's plants
ton were on fire. One spectator,
rho has witnessed a number of
-uptions, states that he never
Sw a more magnificently illumi
sted emoke.-cloud from any pre
"aio one. During Thursday
Sight the light was invisible, ow
gto the dense masses of smoke
ich enveloped the mountain, I
bt four alight earthquake abocks e
-Iefelt in Walmeo, and one is
reported from Konea,
Ti srwa~masz voCwo. I
Fr,1 the number of the Gasette
e.bfu ryS8th we:. v bea
6t of the other - 'iP le ar
•. stemer Ii ,-Iich left
tiir r*C n I~· rewmh
for the scum of the erpti at
Hawaii, returned ons Moday
mecaing, having proeeded asu
as sKu, which point she left on
Friday evening, nothing being vie
ible . he o mmit eruption which
ooeemed on the 14th, sad wich
laste only six hoar.. Ketring
from Kae we reached Kealaekaka
Bay on 8&tmrday moreisg Feb.
24, when a most iangular oetreak
was found to have taken place,
bea e -l less them a sub.r
rinse volcano, ear the entrance of
the harbor. On approaching the
scene of action, three eanoes were
seen cruising around the erater,
in which were Judge Hoapili, Hon.
Liman Kaan and others, who were
attracted thither by the reports
which had spread rapidly over the
country. As the steamer ap
proached nearer, columns of smoke
were seen rising from the surface
of the sea, resembling the spout
ing of a school of whales, and na
mereus pieces of lava were float.
ing about. A boat was dispatched
to the scene and returned with
specimens of the foating lava,
which have been brought to Bono
lulU. The natives report that the
eription was first observed in
the sea at eight o'clock on the
morning of the 24th, about a mile
from the shore, and it appeared
like innumerable red, blue and
green lights. Some thought they
were the steamer's lights, only
they were so nameron as to ex
cite some consternation. liorning
disclosed the fact that a new vol
cano had . broken out and that it
was the cause of the strange illu
mination seen during the night
Thoee who are acquainted with
Kealakeakas Bay will recollect
that Keel Point forms its southern
shore. The volcano appears to
consist of a submarine rupture,
running in a straight line out to
sea, steam and lava rising as ir
out as one mile from the point
The depth of water here has been
from twenty to sixty fathoms, and
the new volcano lies directly across
the track of vessels bound south
from the bay. The course of this
land and submarine ground-rent
is about west northwest by east
In the afternoon of the 2lth
three boats from the steamer vis
ited the scene of the eruption,
ernised directly over the most ac
tive part, where the water was in
a state of peculiar activity, boiling
and appearing as if passing over
I rapids, or very much like the water
at Hell Gate, New York. While
the boats were in this position
blocks of lava two feet square
came up from below, frequently
striking and jarring the boats. In
one minute we counted no less
than six of these stones striking
the boat; yet, as the lava was quite
soft no harm was done. Nearly all
the pieces on reaching the surface
were red hot, emitting steam and
ras, strongly sulphurous. A fine
At one time the surface of the sea
was covered with several hundred
pieces of lava, but we observed
that as soon as they became cold
they sank as rapidly as they had
risen. Several were taken into
the boats, perfectly incandescent
and so molten in the interior that
the lava could be stirred with a
stick like pudding, the water not
having penetrated more than an
inch from the surface. A rumb
ling noise was heard like that of
rocks in a freshet, caused no doubt
by the eraption of lava from the
submarine crater, which is sup
posed to be a crack or line of runap
tire extending at least a ailde
from the shore. Another rupture,
donubtless a continuation of the
submarine fimure was traced in
land from the shore nearly three
miles, varying in width from a few
inches to three feet. In some
places the water was seen pouring
down the opening into the abyss
below, food for the fiery element
A severe earth9nake sboek was
felt by those livig at Kaswaloa
and Keel during the night of the
eruption, which must have pre
eeded the outbreak. It was quite
svere, but no damage is reported.
The lava thrown up from the
new volcano is quite porous, brittle
and light, dmil to what is fre
quently emitted at the smmeunce
mast of thnese emoltiE uled by
r As it has been extensivdely eported by
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their peddlers, that the manueture and
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