As you see from my byline i live in Hawaii, and in the part that's being threatened by the Kilauea volcano. I have ridden out 3 earthquake shocks in 4 days, caused by lava moving and the wall of a crater collapsing, but today's was the worst: 5.6 Richter.
Objects fell off of shelves and the tremor lasted a long time, a long time in an earthquake for me is 10 seconds or greater.
A crater called Puu Oo formed by Kilaeau draining into it, has suddenly emptied ( 1000 feet of it has emptied and the lava is flowing into housing areas.) Imagine a big crater that loses 1000 feet of lava. At first the ground cracked and then the lava burst up to the surface.
Tens of thousands are being evacuated. It's heartbreaking to see people leaving homes that will be gone when they get back.
The Hawaiian goddess of Kilauea is Pele, and she's pissed. The locals put a lot of credence in her. I know what Padmasambhava felt like when he encountered the local diesties in Tibet.
What's the Buddhist message. It's too obvious to mention.
Oh Jesus, just got hit by another shock, longer and more violent than the last one. I'm thinkinjg of getting out of this place.