As I waited in my car outside the Volcano community center to pick up free ash/particle protection masks (donated by 3M and distributed by the Hawaii Department of Health), my car rocked back and forth, back and forth, back and forth from a series of 2 pointer earthquakes. Earlier in the day, I was driving when a 4.0 struck, and before I realized it was a quake, I thought something was terribly wrong with my old CRV.
Fortunately my air purification unit arrived because I’m gonna need it this weekend: the trades are expected to still. Most years Memorial Day weekend is a time of beach parties; the State parks are full of families grilling, fishing, drinking, and watching kids learn to surf, but not this year, not in Puna.
This shot is of today’s quakes near the summit, suggesting an explosion preparation party. Glad I got the air purifier. And the masks. And that I have no outdoor plans for the long weekend.