Ken Hon returns to HVO as Scientist-in-Charge

Ken Hon, Scientist-In-Charge of the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory. HVO monitors the active volcanoes in Hawaii and is located in Hilo. (Cheryl Gansecki/Special to West Hawaii Today)

The next U.S. Geological Survey Hawaiian Volcano Observatory Scientist-in-Charge has been named, and it’s a name that Big Island residents may be familiar with — Dr. Ken Hon.