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January is Volcano Awareness Month on Hawaii

| | Dec 9 2017 - 9:53pm | Comments

With the hustle and bustle of the holidays upon us, Hawaii Island residents are likely giving little thought to the volcanic terrain beneath their feet. And that’s all right — for now.

  1. | Posted: Aug 3 2014 - 1:03am

    On July 18, newspapers across the United States published a story titled “Quake risk rises for much of U.S.”

  2. | Posted: Jul 21 2014 - 1:01am

    A new National Park Service report for 2013 shows that the 1,583,209 visitors to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park spent $124,937,400 in communities near the park. This spending supported 1,476 jobs in the local area.

  3. | Posted: Jul 21 2014 - 1:01am

    A new National Park Service report for 2013 shows that the 1,583,209 visitors to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park spent $124,937,400 in communities near the park. This spending supported 1,476 jobs in the local area.

  4. | Posted: Jul 20 2014 - 1:03am

    William Ellis led a team of missionaries on a tour of the Island of Hawaii starting on July 18, 1823, from the village of Kailua. Their trip took them around the southern coast of the island and inland through the east Ka‘u District. When they were in the vicinity of Kapapala, a short distance northeast of Pahala, their attention was drawn to some rising columns of “smoke” a few miles away.

  5. | Posted: Jul 20 2014 - 1:03am

    William Ellis led a team of missionaries on a tour of the Island of Hawaii starting on July 18, 1823, from the village of Kailua. Their trip took them around the southern coast of the island and inland through the east Ka‘u District. When they were in the vicinity of Kapapala, a short distance northeast of Pahala, their attention was drawn to some rising columns of “smoke” a few miles away.

  6. | Posted: Jul 11 2014 - 2:22pm

    Scientists and technicians from volcano observatories in 11 countries recently visited the U.S. Geological Survey’s Hawaiian Volcano Observatory to learn techniques for monitoring active volcanoes.

  7. | Posted: Jul 11 2014 - 2:22pm

    Scientists and technicians from volcano observatories in 11 countries recently visited the U.S. Geological Survey’s Hawaiian Volcano Observatory to learn techniques for monitoring active volcanoes.

  8. | Posted: Jul 6 2014 - 1:02am

    For the past year, the Kahaualea 2 lava flow was erupting from a vent high on the northeast crater rim of Puu Oo, on Kilauea’s east rift zone, sending lava toward the northeast. Although this lava flow advanced very slowly, and erratically, it was uphill from residential areas and posed a potential future hazard. Several interruptions to the lava supply at the vent occurred over the past year but nothing large enough to terminate the flow. In the early morning of June 27, the terminal event finally arrived.

  9. | Posted: Jul 6 2014 - 1:02am

    For the past year, the Kahaualea 2 lava flow was erupting from a vent high on the northeast crater rim of Puu Oo, on Kilauea’s east rift zone, sending lava toward the northeast. Although this lava flow advanced very slowly, and erratically, it was uphill from residential areas and posed a potential future hazard. Several interruptions to the lava supply at the vent occurred over the past year but nothing large enough to terminate the flow. In the early morning of June 27, the terminal event finally arrived.

  10. | Posted: Jul 4 2014 - 1:00am

    The Kahaualea 2 lava flow officially met its demise this week.

  11. | Posted: Jul 4 2014 - 1:00am

    The Kahaualea 2 lava flow officially met its demise this week.

  12. | Posted: Jun 29 2014 - 1:02am

    A few weeks ago, a Volcano Watch article recounted the advance of Mauna Loa lava on the town of Hilo in 1855. Titus Coan, a fervent investigator and observer of all things volcanic, was in his mid-50s at the time and walked up to the source of the flow at least seven times between August 1855, when the eruption began, and February 1856, when the lava flow stopped. By the end of the eruption, Coan understood how lava flows advanced with a level of detail that no one else had achieved before.

  13. | Posted: Jun 29 2014 - 1:02am

    A few weeks ago, a Volcano Watch article recounted the advance of Mauna Loa lava on the town of Hilo in 1855. Titus Coan, a fervent investigator and observer of all things volcanic, was in his mid-50s at the time and walked up to the source of the flow at least seven times between August 1855, when the eruption began, and February 1856, when the lava flow stopped. By the end of the eruption, Coan understood how lava flows advanced with a level of detail that no one else had achieved before.

  14. | Posted: Jun 29 2014 - 1:01am

    There’s new activity at Puu Oo crater.

  15. | Posted: Jun 29 2014 - 1:01am

    There’s new activity at Puu Oo crater.