My Dad’s Story of Fleeing From Lava – 1979 Pauahi Eruption

pauahi lava flow eruption


My dad, Dr. Dudley was a geologist in Hilo during the 1979 eruption in Pauahi crater. He has some amazing old footage and a ridiculous story of running from the lava and jumping over a crack it generated in the road while fleeing!


Here is his story. :)



Raw Footage my dad shot in November of 1979 of the Pauahi Eruption:






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  1. gen robison says

    I’ve heard this story before, but loved watching this video ~ very cool! His hands dance when he tells a good story lol glad you got that on video too : -)