january, 2020

tue21jan7:00 pmAfter Dark in the Park - Volcano Awareness MonthKīlauea lower East Rift Zone 2019: quiet but insightful7:00 pm Kīlauea Visitor Center AuditoriumRegular Events:After Dark in the Park

lower east rift zone

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Kīlauea lower East Rift Zone 2019: quiet but insightful

In the year since Kīlauea Volcano’s notable 2018 eruption ended, the lower East Rift Zone has been relatively quiet. But USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory scientists continue to gain insight into the eruption through ongoing research and monitoring. For answers to some of the many questions asked by island residents—Why did the fissures erupt along a linear pattern? How long will it take for the lava to solidify? Why is vegetation still dying in the area?—join USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory geologist Carolyn Parcheta as she explores these and other queries and shares recent observations and findings by HVO scientists.

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USGS photo: Aerial view of fissure 8 lava flow on Kīlauea’s lower East Rift Zone after the 2018 eruption ended.