- Halemaumau Crater (at the top of Kilauea Volcano) released explosive ash twice this morning, to elevations of 12,000 feet and 15,000 feet, meaning a lot more fallout for residents of the island.
- The first Puna Geothermal Ventures well was covered by lava, and more are threatened.
- There are now 24 fissures.
War of 1812: 30,000? (No good numbers)
Civil War: 600,000?
Spanish-American War: 10,000? (Nobody really knows)
WWI: 16 million
WWII: 58 million
Korea: 2.7 million
Vietnam: 4.7 million
First Gulf War: 20,000 - 200,000
Current Iraq war: 50,000 (some estimates range up to 650,000)