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Hawaiian Islands are Young- Not more than a few thousand years

The recent violent activity and eruption on Kilauea, at the Big Island of Hawaii is giving us an impressive lesson on the formation of these Islands. We stand in awe at the creative and destructive power of lava at the same time. Our hearts go out to our neighbor residents and we publish this with respect for our affected friends. We regret to see how many lives are being changed and or homes destroyed by the path of the lava. This is all very emotional to us who live in Hawaii as well. Our simpathy goes to everyone there in Pahoa and sorrounding affected areas.

We are seeing first hand account how the island of Hawaii is changing and growing all the time. At the same time we see how Creation is taking place right before our very eyes. And this didn’t take millions of years !

As of December 2012, new lava had added about 500 acres of land to the Big Island. And, recently as of 2018 there have been additional 460 acres of land added.
(Jennifer Young, 2014) said in her blog that “By December 2012, flows had covered 125.5 km2 (48.4 mi2) with about 4 km3 (1 mi3) of lava, and had added 202 hectares (500 acres) of new land to Kīlauea’s southeastern shore.”  (Echeverria, 2018)

Volcano Discovery Magazine, said on Sunday, Jul 01, 2018, “Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: Kilauea volcano update: Kilauea, Lower East Rift zone: eruption continues with lava overflows again threatening property in Kapoho Beach Lots and the new lava delta growing to 460 acres.” (“Kilauea volcano,” 2018) ( emphasis ours).

According to Clarey (2016), “geologists attribute the formation of the islands to recent activity… Geophysicist John Baumgardner demonstrated that the plates would have moved much more quickly..—at rates of several yards per second—creating the Hawaiian Islands just thousands of years ago (Clarey, 2016).

No longer does the story that the Earth is billions of years holds true. Clarey (2016) continues, “The rocks and landforms of Hawaii also tell a different story from the secular version (that the Islands are millions of years old). Lava tubes and waterfalls, common on all the islands, are evidence of youth. Lava tubes form as natural conduits to transport molten lava, but today they are merely hollow, cave-like “pipes.” “These tubes cannot exist for millions of years without collapsing. Steep valleys, steps, and waterfalls should have long eroded away, forming a gentle, subdued landscape over the course of millions of years. Yet, we still see lava tubes, steep valleys, and dramatic waterfalls on all the islands.”


Echeverria, F. (2018). Hawaii Volcanic Research. Retrieved July 1, 2018, from

Kilauea volcano. (2018). Volcano Discovery. Retrieved from

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