Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader Share on Google Plus Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google Plus Share via Email Share on LinkedIn Share on Pinterest Share on Tumblr Resize Text Print Article Comments National by Scott Wilson by Scott Wilson Email the author May 19 at 4:50 PM Email the author National Guard Col. Charles Anthony takes readings of sulfur dioxide gas May 18 near a fissure on Kupono Road in Pahoa, Hawaii. The Kilauea volcano, on the Big Island, has been increasingly active. (Linda Davidson/For The Washington Post) PAHOA, Hawaii — The earth cracked open beneath Leilani Estates in middle-of-the-night … [Read more...] about The earth cracked open. Walls of lava encroached. That’s just life on a Hawaiian volcano.