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In response to 143643: Vog history, posted by Sally ME on Saturday, 16 November 2019, at 6:19 a.m.
Vog has been present for centuries--Hawaiian Volcano Observatory scientists have reviewed writings from the 1800s, and there's talk of vog. And years ago I did a really excellent interview with Pua Kanahele, who spoke of the Hawaiians from ancient times having different words for the different kinds of vog. As long as the volcano is erupting, there's usually vog, of varying amounts and kinds, and in different places on this and other islands depending on wind and weather. But since 1983 and Kilauea's ongoing eruption and until early September, 2018, we had more vog, and from May 5, 2018 until the cessation of the lava in early September...the vog in West Hawaii was definitely extreme. (But we didn't have our houses overrun with lava....)
There are some articles about vog at the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory web site
with aloha! Sherry Bracken
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