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  • Ananda posted an update 2 weeks, 2 days ago

    Aloha All,

    If you have been watching the news, you probably now know that there is an active lava flow in a neighborhood in Hawaii. All Amida Hawaii folks are safe. Most of the sangha live about an hour and half away from the flow. I live the closest, about seven miles distant.

    This flow came to the surface quickly and spectacularly. People are being evacuated and many will likely lose their homes. Please dedicate merit to these folks who are having their lives turned upside down.

    Namo Amida Bu!

    • What a frightening situation! Praying that you are all safe. Namo Quan Shu Yin Bosat

    • Will do. Stay safe! NAB!

    • Aloha All,

      Here is the update. There are now multiple active fissures now. In addition to the lava itself, poisonous sulfur dioxide gas is a serious concern. About 1700 individuals have been displaced. Additionally, there is water rationing in the area.

      We had some pretty intense earthquakes today. The strongest was a magnitude 6.9. To put that in perspective, it was a 6.7 in 2006 that shut down the original Amida temple in North Kohala. Several buildings have been damaged, adding to the general stress and anxiety.

      Please continue to dedicate merit to all the folks impacted by the volcanic eruptions on the Big Island.

      Namo Amida Bu!

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