january, 2020

tue07jan7:00 pmAfter Dark in the Park - Volcano Awareness MonthTransitions: What's next for HVO and the volcanoes it monitors?7:00 pm Kīlauea Visitor Center AuditoriumRegular Events:After Dark in the Park


(Tuesday) 7:00 pm


Kīlauea Visitor Center Auditorium

Ground cracks in front of sign

Event Details

Transitions: What’s next for HVO and the volcanoes it monitors?

2018 and 2019 were years of profound change at Kīlauea Volcano and the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory. Devastation caused by the largest lower East Rift Zone eruption and summit collapse in at least 200 years resulted in many transitions for island residents, including HVO.

Tina Neal, Scientist-in-Charge of the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, describes the current status of Kīlauea and Mauna Loa and what might
be coming next. She also recaps HVO’s situation since having to vacate its building at Kīlauea’s summit in 2018, and shares info on the exciting next steps for the volcano observatory in 2020 and beyond. (This presentation will be repeated at UH-Hilo on January 9.)

Park entrance fees apply

USGS photo: Ground cracks in front of sign at HVO’s former location atop Kīlauea formed during the 2018 summit collapse.