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Kīlauea 🌋

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Hidden : 10/8/2018
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Kīlauea is a currently active shield volcano in the Hawaiian Islands. On May 17, 2018 the volcano explosively erupted, throwing ash 30,000 feet into the air. Although the eruptions destroyed over 700 houses over several months, only one fatality has been reported. To date the eruptions have been temporarily paused since September, 2018.

N 38° 45.ABC W 121° 21.DEF

A: Elevation in feet of highest point. (First digit)
B: The goddess of fire, lightning, wind, and volcanoes. (Subtract 10)
C: Kīlauea has been erupting nearly continuously since what year? (Last digit)

D: Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park was named a World Heritage Site in what year? (Add digits together and divide by 5)
E: The 2018 eruption has a Volcanic Explosivity Index (VEI) of 1. In the last 11,700 years how many of Kīlauea's eruptions have had a VEI of 3?
F: The town of Kalapana was destroyed by lava in what year? (Last digit)

Sum of digits = 18

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Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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Lbh zvtug arrq gjrrmref!

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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