When The Earth Hiccups

If the recent Hawaiian island volcanic activity has shown me anything, it's the impermanence of things we tend to take for granted. Things like earthquakes, volcanoes and landslides briefly accelerate the natural changes that are happening all the time (but that normally operate on a much slower scale that is largely imperceptible to us).

Many islands were formed due to volcanic activity in the past, except this time we get to actually witness daily video of the lava flow doing it's destructive/creative thing. A lot of nature appears to be permanent to us, when it's really just moving more slowly that we can appreciate - except when those "hiccups" happen, the aforementioned earthquakes, etc.

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