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Photo from the Tuesday morning (Feb 24) overflight showing the north margin breakout. This photo is looking downslope with Pahoa in the background. Photo courtesy of Hawaii County Civil Defense

Study looking at how people cope with vog

MEDIA RELEASE A new study to examine how people who live downwind of Kilauea volcano cope with volcanic gas emissions, or vog, is currently underway. Led by Dr. Claire Horwell, director of the International Volcanic Health Hazard Network and a researcher at Durham University in the United Kingdom, the study is being conducted in cooperation […]

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Community Forum features volcano scientists (March 11)

MEDIA RELEASE Community Enterprises resumes its 2014 Community Forums at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 11, at the Makaeo Pavilion, Old Kona Airport State Park with a special presentation by USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory scientists Jim Kauahikaua and Janet Babb. They will lead a virtual road trip from Ka‘u to North Kona, recounting the volcanic history […]

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Seismology and Seismometry. Ka‘oiki aftershocks recorded on a rotating drum seismograph at Desert station located within a few miles of the epicentral area of the Hawaii earthquake of November 16, 1983. USGS Photo

Volcano Watch: Seismologist Jerry Eaton gives the Observatory a technology boost in the 1950s

In the 8 years Eaton was at HVO, he reinvigorated seismic and geodetic monitoring and, for his efforts, was able to propose the first comprehensive model for Kilauea’s eruption mechanism.

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The story of the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory: 100 years of tracking eruptions and earthquakes

The story of the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, which celebrates its 100th anniversary this month, is the topic of an “After Dark in the Park” program in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park on Tues., Jan. 17 at 7 p.m.

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Volcano Watch: A picture is worth a thousand volcano watch articles

This week marks the occasion of the 1,000th published Volcano Watch article.

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New view of Kilauea’s explosive past (Jan. 5)

New view of Kilauea’s explosive past (Jan. 5)

MEDIA RELEASE Recent research showing that Kilauea Volcano has experienced long periods of explosive eruptions during the past 2,500 years will be the topic of a presentation at the University of Hawaii at Hilo. Don Swanson, a geologist with the U.S. Geological Survey’s Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, will give the free presentation on Kilauea’s explosive history […]

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Celebrating the U.S. Geological Survey’s Hawaiian Volcano Observatory’s 100th anniversary

Public invited to an eventful month of volcano awareness

Celebrating the U.S. Geological Survey’s Hawaiian Volcano Observatory’s 100th anniversary

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One hundred years ago, Frank Perret, world-famous volcanologist, was watching the lava lake action in Halemaumau Crater. Honolulu businessmen and scientists impressed by his observations met to discuss how to continue them and to make a permanent observatory at Kilauea’s summit a reality.

Volcano Watch: How Thomas Jaggar’s vision became the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory

One hundred years ago, Frank Perret, world-famous volcanologist, was watching the lava lake action in Halemaumau Crater. Honolulu businessmen and scientists impressed by his observations met to discuss how to continue them and to make a permanent observatory at Kilauea’s summit a reality.

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Fourth graders invited to enter volcano poster contest

Fourth graders invited to enter volcano poster contest

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaii Island fourth grade students are invited to participate in a poster contest celebrating 100 years of volcano watching on the island by U.S. Geological Survey scientists. The contest is hosted by the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, which reaches its centennial milestone in January 2012. Since HVO was founded in 1912, scientists have […]

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The level of the lava lake on the east side of Pu‘u ‘O‘o crater is even with the crater'€™s northeast rim. See an HD time-lapse movie of Pu‘u ‘O‘o's lava lakes rising and falling.

Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for the week of September 15, 2011

The level of the lava lake on the east side of Pu‘u ‘O‘o crater is even with the crater’€™s northeast rim. See an HD time-lapse movie of Pu‘u ‘O‘o’s lava lakes rising and falling.

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Kilauea status report and update (June 10)

Kilauea status report and update (June 10)

KILAUEA VOLCANO (CAVW #1302-01-) 19°25’16” N 155°17’13” W, Summit Elevation 4091 ft (1247 m) Current Volcano Alert Level: WATCH Current Aviation Color Code: ORANGE Activity Summary for past 24 hours: Lava is only present within Puu Oo crater (middle east rift zone) and the vent inset within the east wall and floor of the summit’s […]

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… some time between July 2, 1911 (Perret’s arrival) and July 1, 1912 (Jaggar’s first paycheck)

Volcano Watch: The Founding of the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory

… some time between July 2, 1911 (Perret’s arrival) and July 1, 1912 (Jaggar’s first paycheck)

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New 'Eruptions of Hawaiian Volcanoes' booklet available

New ‘Eruptions of Hawaiian Volcanoes’ booklet available

MEDIA RELEASE In January 2012, the U.S. Geological Survey’s Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, located on the rim of Kilauea Volcano’s summit caldera, will celebrate its 100th anniversary. As part of the program to commemorate the upcoming Centennial, the USGS has published a revised edition of “Eruptions of Hawaiian Volcanoes — Past, Present, and Future.” This general-interest […]

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Volcano Watch: New seismic network manager feels the heat

Volcano Watch: New seismic network manager feels the heat

(Volcano Watch is a weekly article written by scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey’s Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.) “Trial by fire” wasn’t how Wes Thelen planned to start his job as the new Seismic Network Manager for the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, but that’s what happened. Wes and his family flew into Hilo on the afternoon […]

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