Saturday, January 14, 2006

Whoohoo! Just had another little Kona earthquake at 11:04pm

NOTE: If you are looking for info on a current earthquake, please click on the link to the home main page of the blog at the bottom of this post.

Click on the title for the preliminary report. The map at http://tux.wr.usgs.gov/ should have a location soon. It was a 3.4 magnitude (although it didn't feel quite like it at my place) up around Hualalai, the volcano overlooking Kailua.


This is the Hawaiian Lionfish Pterois Sphex. It looks a heck of a lot like an antennata lion (pterois antennata - aka spotfin lion) that I used to sell back in the days I had my aquarium shop. It's pretty much just missing some spots over the fins and I'm sure there are other differences those who are into classification would notice.

I've not mentioned my former days as an aquarium shop owner... no wonder I love scuba. Nowadays I just dive to get my fish fix. I can't see having an aquarium anymore personally when I can just go down the hill and be immersed in it.

Aloha,

Steve

2 comments:

Kris in Hawaii said...

We felt the EQ too. As long as they aren't centered under Mauna Loa, I'm happy! Love the lionfish. And all your photos!

Steve said...

Thanks,

Unfortunately we don't see too many lionfish anymore in the commonly dove areas. They've been heavily collected. Back in '99 when I moved here I used to readly find babies in the spring, it's been a few years since I've seen a baby.

Mauna Loa will send out a few new flows one of these years, I'm just hoping it'll wait a while.