Because of continuous lava flow, what was once considered to be the largest lake in Hawaii has now been reduced to nothing but memory. As reports tell us, Hawaii’s beloved Green Lake (also known to locals as Ka Wai a Pele) has been evaporated in just several hours of lava flow from the Kilauea volcano.
Photos of the tragic occurence circulated among netizens and various news sources. Unsurprisingly, many have taken to social media to share how heartbroken they were that the beautiful lake, which was a popular spot for swimming, is already gone.
Gone in a few hours: The Green Lake was a favorite destination for swimmers.
“The lava is quite hot, so it boiled away the water,” USGS volcanologist Sally Sennert explained. “The lava flows, like a stream of water, are going to take the path of least resistance as they flow downhill.”
Hawaii Community College geography instructor Drew Kapp expressed disbelief, saying:
“I couldn’t believe it. I’ve never even heard of anything like that happening before.”
According to legend, Hawaiian goddess of volcanoes Madame Pele bathed in the lake when she came to visit Hawaii.
“It’s really a culturally significant place. A lot of people think that she may be returning to the place where she first came.”
The lava has likewise destroyed other natural resources these past days.
Meanwhile, another online report tells us that lava has also claimed the “ocean off Kapoho” and residents are fearful that Kapoho Tide Pools and a fish pond there are gone as well.
Hawaii County Civil Defense administrator Talmadge Magno said:
“It’s wiping out the island as it is. That’s a pretty precious part of the island.”
Magno further reported that 410 people are now living in shelters and a residential area has been destroyed.
“Vacationland is totally gone,” he said. “It’s covered by lava.”
Newborn Baby Rescued After Being Wrapped In Plastic Bags And Dumped In Garbage Pile
The baby survived despite being covered in plastic bags.
A newborn baby was recently found wrapped in several plastic bags lying in a pile of garbage. Luckily, a group of men was able to find the hidden infant and bring the child to the hospital.
It is unclear how the men knew that a baby was hidden away in the pile of trash. However, it is safe to say that the newborn was lucky enough to be found despite being wrapped tightly in several plastic bags.
It was unclear how long the baby had been wrapped in the plastic bags but it was clearly weakened by the lack of air.
Pet Owner Chases After Dog Thief, Flips His Van and Fights Him With A Machete
The fearless pet owner remarkably saved his stolen pooches from the hands of a suspected dog thief.
They said a dog is the only thing in this world that loves a person more than he loves himself - something that pet owners see as one of the most valued possession they have. True enough, but what if their own pet dogs are in danger?
Recently, an unidentified pet owner from southern China chased after a man who stole his three dogs and fearlessly bumped his car into the rear part of the thief's vehicle. Apparently, what he did caused the suspect to lose control behind the wheel, and the silver minivan tripped over.
The pet owner fights the suspect with a machete.
Burger King Branch Is Shut Down After Shocking Video Shows Rats Inside Bags of Burger Buns
The rats can clearly be seen sampling the bread inside a plastic bag.
The last thing anyone wants to see in their food is a rat. Unfortunately for Burger King in Delaware, someone discovered that rats have been running around freely in their kitchen. A new viral video shows that the pests have been sampling the restaurant's burger buns, causing panic among customers.
Shantel Johnson had posted the brief video on Facebook. The Wilmington resident added a caption warning people to avoid "Burger King on 202" because of an obvious rat infestation. According to Johnson, rats were "running all over their buns." The video led to health inspectors shutting down the restaurant for "gross unsanitary conditions."