By the Numbers: Big Island Eruptions and Surf Video Prizes

Image courtesy of the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory

2006

Year in which Hawaii enacted a three-strikes law for violent offenders

1

Number of people who have been sentenced under the law, which is set to expire in July

$100,000

Prize money earned by Haiku’s Matt Meola, 21, for submitting the winning clip in a surf-video contest

80 feet

Maximum height of lava eruptions from a 1.4-mile fissure that opened last week in the Big Island’s Kilauea volcano

5 hours, 7 minutes

Time it took Australian marathon swimmer Penny Palfrey to cross the seven-mile Alalakeiki channel between Kahoolawe and Maui; Palfrey also plans to attempt the Kaiwi channel between Oahu and Molokai and the Kaluakahi channel between Kauai and Niihau

Sources: Hawaii Department of the Attorney General, Honolulu Star-Advertiser, Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, Palfreymarathonswims.com