2019 ERUPTION UPDATE: A Firsthand Account of the Eruption of Kilauea Volcano
SPECIAL 2-DISC SET: DVD + BLU-RAY + DOWNLOAD (with extras) BLU-RAY: Eruption Update + bonus program on 2018 eruption (90 minutes total) DVD: Eruption Update + bonus program on 2018 eruption (90 minutes total)
This is the best-selling video in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Our Eruption Update video combines a running history of the most recent eruption of Kilauea Volcano (35 years worth!) with narration told from a personal point of view. We want you to really feel what it's like to work on an active volcano, and understand more about the incredible range of eruptive behavior on Kilauea. Follow us as we work, and scientists from the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory as they monitor the eruption. Here you get the real sights and sounds of the volcano... all that's missing is the heat and the smell (sulfur, gotta love it).
From the roaring high fountains of the late 1980s to the destruction of Kalapana by lava in 1990, from the magnificent spatter cones of the 1990s to the spectacular fissure eruption of 2011, Kilauea Volcano is always erupting, always dynamic, and constantly changing the landscape. A special 20 minute piece on the devastating 2018 eruption has been added in this edition.
There is nothing comparable to experiencing an eruption up close - and we've never seen another video or TV show that can really give you that feeling. Narrated by volcanologist Ken Hon and photographer John Kjargaard.
DVD extra: Trials and Tribulations of a Volcanologist. This short humorous piece illustrates some of the hazards of doing research on an active volcano. (3 min.)
Download extra: Reflections on Kilauea: 20 Years Working on an Active Volcano. In honor of the 20th anniversary of the eruption, we produced a program of interviews with some of the people who have worked longest on the volcano. Now you can hear the scientists, park rangers, pilots and photographers tell some of their own stories. (20 min.)
Download extra:Songs of the Molten Earth - beautiful high-definition lava set to music. Seven different pieces reflect different moods and aspects of lava flows: reveling in the sheer power of exploding volcanoes, lamenting the loss of ancient forests, witnessing the violent clash of lava and water. Powerful and awe-inspiring. (25 min)