With all the excitement and distress over the Hawaiian Volcano Kilauea activity lately, here we see something that was destroyed by that very volcano, and that is the beautiful Kaimu black sand beach, once one of the most beautiful of Hawaiian beaches. An earthquake in 1974 lowered the beach by a few feet, dooming some of the coconut palm trees seen here. Note how the waves nearly reached the trees here. Then the final demise for the beach came in 1990 when over 15m, (50’) of fresh lava from Kilauea volcano buried the beach. Image taken March 1976, in 4x5 film format.
100903-A2 – Gone forever, Kaimu Black Sand Beach, Island of Hawaii
PHOTO COMMENT: It was a sad day when this beautiful beach was covered in lava, but what nature giveth, nature can taketh away.
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