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Recent USGS Publications about Hawaiian Volcanoes and Earthquakes

General Interest Booklets:

Cover image from The Story of the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory—A Remarkable First 100 Years of Tracking Eruptions and Earthquakes The Story of the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory—A Remarkable First 100 Years of Tracking Eruptions and Earthquakes
HVO's founding in 1912, advances in monitoring tools and techniques, significant discoveries over the past century, and notable eruptions and earthquakes during the past 100 years.
Cover image from Eruptions of Hawaiian Volcanoes: Past, Present, and Future Eruptions of Hawaiian Volcanoes: Past, Present, and Future
The origin of Hawaiian volcanoes, Hawaiian eruptions, monitoring and research, volcanic products and landforms, volcanic hazards and benefits, and more (2nd revised edition).

Image DVDs:

Selected Time-Lapse Movies of the East Rift Zone Eruption of Kīlauea Volcano, 2004-2008
Documents a variety of flow-field and vent processes.

Selected Images of the Effects of the October 15, 2006, Kīholo Bay-Māhukona, Hawaiʻi, Earthquakes and Recovery Efforts
Documents damage on the northern half of Hawaiʻi Island caused by magnitude-6.7 and 6.0 earthquakes.

Cover images from Selected Time-Lapse Movies of the East Rift Zone Eruption of Kīlauea Volcano, 2004-008 and Selected Images of the Effects of the October 15, 2006, Kīholo Bay-Māhukona, Hawaiʻi, Earthquakes and Recovery Efforts

Fact Sheets:

Cover images from Kīlauea—An Explosive Volcano in Hawaiʻi and Earthquakes in Hawaiʻi—An Underappreciated but Serious Hazard Kīlauea—An Explosive Volcano in Hawaiʻi
Kīlauea's history of explosive eruptions, their causes, and how future events might be foreseen.

Earthquakes in Hawaiʻi—An Underappreciated but Serious Hazard
Hawaiʻi's earthquakes and their relationship to volcanic activity and tsunami, how they are measured and monitored, and seismic hazards.


Hawaiʻi Island Students Create Posters Celebrating HVO's Centennial

In honor of our 100th anniversary, HVO hosted a poster contest for Hawaiʻi Island 4th grade students. The Grand Prize poster (right) and other winning posters were displayed at HVO's Open House on January 21, and all posters entered in the contest are on display at KTA stores in Hilo, Kamuela, and Kailua until February 10, 2012.
Grand Prize poster


 
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

 

More Volcano Information from HVO and Beyond

Earthquake seismogramReport a felt earthquake to HVO using this form.
More USGS Volcano Web sites

Volcano WatchCurrent issue of Volcano Watch essay, written weekly by USGS scientists.
National Park ServiceHawai`i Volcanoes National Park, home to HVO. Find visitor information and resources here. Graphic: Kids DoorVolcanoes for kids, from the Volcano World website.
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