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A lava fountain during the opening episode of the Mauna Ulu eruption feeds lava flows that cover Chain of Craters Road.  Both ‘Alo‘i Crater (lower left) and ‘Alae Crater (upper right) were filled with lava later in the eruption. Photo taken on May 28, 1969. Photo courtesy of USGS/HVO

Volcano Watch: Mauna Ulu—an opportunity to study a long-lived rift zone eruption

This week, we continue our series of articles describing the most scientifically important volcanic eruptions in Hawai`i in recent times. Today’s article covers the 1969–1974 eruption of Mauna Ulu, on Kilauea’s east rift zone.

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Friends of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park events for February

Friends of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park events for February

MEDIA RELEASE * VOLUNTEER FOREST RESTORATION PROJECT, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12 This month we will work in the Keanakakoi Special Ecological Area removing invasive, non-native faya plants that have grown since the park cleared the area a few years ago. Some faya are seedlings that pull easily; most are maturing trees that we […]

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Mauna Ulu hike to detail past eruptions (Jan. 8)

Mauna Ulu hike to detail past eruptions (Jan. 8)

MEDIA RELEASE Take a guided hike to Mauna Ulu, and learn how the dramatic volcanic landscape was created more than 40 years ago from a scientist who watched it happen. Don Swanson, a geologist with the U.S. Geological Survey’s Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, witnessed the first two years of Kilauea Volcano’s 1969–1974 east rift zone eruption. […]

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Park Ranger Adrian Boone leads visitors to the 1969 fissure at Mauna Ulu.

Celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Mauna Ulu Eruption

Park Ranger Adrian Boone leads visitors to the 1969 fissure at Mauna Ulu.

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