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Old 12-23-2012, 01:17 PM
 
Location: Pahoa Hawaii
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There is a Costco in Kona. Insurance price and availability is determined by lava zoning. Zone 1 and 2 have higher rates, zone 3 and above are comparable to anywhere else . Hilo is in zone 3.
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Old 12-23-2012, 05:42 PM
 
Location: Volcano
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What price Homeowners insurance with the volcano lurking?
You can get a picture of the lava hazard from this map. The purple #1 zones are where fresh lava would be expected to flow downhill from the source. The "peak" in the lower of the two is at Kilauea caldera in the National Park, where the village of Volcano is. Ironically the area directly makai (toward the water) of Kilauea is considered safer from lava flow than most of Puna district, due to the topography, but I believe it is all government land.

Volcanic and Seismic Hazards on the Island of Hawaii: Lava Flow Hazard Zone Maps
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Old 12-23-2012, 08:02 PM
 
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Here's a computer generated map of recent lava flows. The different colors represent different flows.

Hilo is in the center of the map on the coast. You can see that there have been no recent flows north of Hilo.

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Old 12-23-2012, 08:24 PM
 
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Interesting map, Cagary!

Here is its online description (2002):
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This computer-generated image of the Island of Hawai‘i shows the lava flows emanating from Mauna Loa that have been recorded since 1832. View is towards the west with the city of Hilo at bottom center, the southwest tip of the island at upper left, and the Kona coast at the top.
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Old 12-23-2012, 10:41 PM
 
Location: Volcano
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Here's a computer generated map of recent lava flows. The different colors represent different flows.Hilo is in the center of the map on the coast. You can see that there have been no recent flows north of Hilo.
Yeah, that should reassure people.
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Old 12-24-2012, 02:58 PM
 
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"Hilo is great, because you can always hop in the car and drive to the other side of the island"

Give me a break. Hapuna is about 67-70 miles away, Kailua-Kona is a hundred, and gas prices are the highest in the US.

Hilo is great, period. Hilo knows who it is, and doesn't need to be any place else. Hilo likes itself just the way it is.
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Old 12-25-2012, 03:06 PM
 
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Here's a computer generated map of recent lava flows. The different colors represent different flows.

Hilo is in the center of the map on the coast. You can see that there have been no recent flows north of Hilo.
So the kohala coast is to the top of the map?
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Old 12-26-2012, 06:52 PM
 
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Yes, Kohala is at the top and the safest place on the island as far as volcanic activity goes.

However, there really isn't much of a Kohala coast. Much of that part of the island is high cliffs with no way down to the water so I don't want you to think there is a coast there in the sense that there are beaches or even access to the water. There are a few places where one can get down to the water, but its nothing like Kailua Kona, South Point or the Puna/Hilo area. Great area for kayaking if you know what you are doing.

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Old 12-26-2012, 08:09 PM
 
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Yes, Kohala is at the top and the safest place on the island as far as volcanic activity goes.

However, there really isn't much of a Kohala coast. Much of that part of the island is high cliffs with no way down to the water so I don't want you to think there is a coast there in the sense that there are beaches or even access to the water. There are a few places where one can get down to the water, but its nothing like Kailua Kona, South Point or the Puna/Hilo area. Great area for kayaking if you know what you are doing.
Wow, I thought the Kohala Coast was flat and beachy. And there is a boat harbor there as well US Army Corps of Engineers, I think. Are you looking at the West Side or the East Side in the photo. I was thinking of the West side.
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Old 12-26-2012, 10:00 PM
 
Location: Na'alehu Hawaii/Buena Vista Colorado
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The area generally referred to as Kohala includes Hawi, Kapa'au, and the Pololu Valley. I would think that the area in cagary's picture is Honoka'a. The Kohala Coast is where the white beaches and resorts are.
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