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HVO seeks photos of historic
Hawaiian eruptions or volcanic landscapes

In a recent "Volcano Watch" article (http://hvo.wr.usgs.gov/volcanowatch/2009/09_06_18.html), HVO invited folks to share their photos of historic Hawaiian eruptions and volcanic landscapes, particularly those taken prior to 1924.

We are now expanding our request to include photos of Hawaiian eruptions and volcanic landscapes from all years—especially those of Kīlauea's eruptions prior to 1983 (the start of its ongoing east rift eruption) and Mauna Loa eruptions in 1984 and earlier.

Details about the types of photos that provide the most useful information regarding a volcano's eruptive history is provided in the article referenced above.

This hand-colored black-and-white photo, provided to HVO by Waimea residents Roger and Barbara Myers, shows a gas plume rising from Halema'uma'u Crater on February 10, 1921.   It is from an album of historic volcano photos discovered in a Boise, Idaho, attic by the Myers? granddaughter.  Images like this provide valuable information about K?lauea's eruptive history, so HVO greatly appreciates the opportunity to see the album and scan the historic photos.

This hand-colored black-and-white photo, provided to HVO by Waimea residents Roger and Barbara Myers, shows a gas plume rising from Halema'uma'u Crater on February 10, 1921. It is from an album of historic volcano photos discovered in a Boise, Idaho, attic by the Myers' granddaughter. Images like this provide valuable information about Kīlauea's eruptive history, so HVO greatly appreciates the opportunity to see the album and scan the historic photos.

If you have photos to share with HVO scientists, please contact us by telephone (808-967-7328) or by email (askHVO@usgs.gov). We look forward to hearing from you.


 
Archive of previous feature stories

  Halema`uma`u plume captures the sun in the early morning, creating a picturesque sight.
Photograph by M. Poland
November 14, 2008

Hanging with the sun and the moon

Top: Halema`uma`u plume captures the sun in the early morning, creating a picturesque sight.

Bottom: With stagnant winds present, Halema`uma`u plume stands straight up, showing off the distant, but bright, full moon.

Archive of Featured Photographs

  With stagnant winds present, Halema`uma`u plume stands straight up, showing off the distant, but bright, full moon.
Photograph by M. Poland
November 13, 2008

 

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