We don’t have to deal with certain natural hazards here in the midwest! We do have tornados, violent thunder storms, blizzards and heat waves, but no earth quakes and certainly no volcanic eruptions. Mauna Loa the world’s largest active volcano has decided to become very active and is erupting for the first time since 1984. The Hawaiian Islands are all the result of volcanic eruptions so I guess if you live there you might expect this. Just as living all along the California coast gives you a good chance of experiencing an earth quake. Two places considered paradise, but with a caveat of possible pending disaster.
PAHOA, HI - MAY 5: In this handout photo provided by the U.S. Geological Survey, lava errupts from a new fissure from Luana Street after the eruption of Hawaii's Kilauea volcano on May 5, 2018 in the Leilani Estates subdivision near Pahoa, Hawaii. The governor of Hawaii has declared a local state of emergency near the Mount Kilauea volcano after it erupted following a 5.0-magnitude earthquake, forcing the evacuation of nearly 1,700 residents. (Photo by U.S. Geological Survey via Getty Images)