tue30jan7:00 pmAfter Dark in the Park - January 30, 2024Volcano Awareness Month: Measuring Mauna Loa7:00 pm(GMT-10:00) Kīlauea Visitor Center Auditorium


(Tuesday) 7:00 pm(GMT-10:00)


Kīlauea Visitor Center Auditorium

Event Details

Volcano Awareness Month: Measuring Mauna Loa

Mauna Loa’s 2022 eruption occurred following a 38-year-long period of repose. Although the volcano appeared quiet, monitoring signals were tracking movement beneath the surface in the months leading to the eruption. Join USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory geologist Frank Trusdell and geophysicist Ingrid Johanson as they summarize the unrest before the twelve-day-long eruption that began within Mokuʻāweoweo (the summit caldera) and ended on Northeast Rift Zone. Learn how the 2022 eruption compared to previous Mauna Loa eruptions, and what the volcano has been doing in the year since the 2022 eruption ended.

When: January 30 at 7:00 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Where: Kīlauea Visitor Center auditorium

Part of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park’s ongoing After Dark in the Park series of programs and USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory’s Volcano Awareness Month.

Event is free, however your suggested $2.00 donation helps support park programs. Park entrance fees apply.

For information, call (808) 985-6011.

Program co-sponsored by Friends of Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park.