With two ongoing eruptions on the Big Island, awareness and education is more essential than ever. January 2016 is Hawai'i Islands 7th Annual ‘Volcano Awareness Month'.  There are still many vital educational opportunities for the public to learn more about the ongoing eruptions on Kīlauea and recent increase in activities on Mauna Loa. The USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, along with the University of Hawai'i at Hilo and Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park will continue to provide programs about the active volcanoes on our island home.

Schedule of Programs

Volcanoes National Park Talk – Lethal eruptions at Kīlauea: They aren’t the Volcano’s Fault

Tuesday January 19 at  7:00pm at the Kīlauea Visitor Center, Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park.
Presented by: Don Swanson, HVO Geologist

Volcanoes National Park Talk – Mauna Loa 1880-81: The lava flow that came to Hilo

Tuesday January 26 at 7:00pm at the Kīlauea Visitor Center, Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park.
Presented by: Jim Kauahikaua, HVO Geophysicist, and Ben Gaddis, HVO Volunteer

(Presentation are free, but Park entrance fees may apply.)
Directions: Click here
More information: (808)985-6011 or [email protected]


University of Hawai'i Hilo Talk – Watching Mauna Loa Shake: Experience with Historical and Anticipated Eruptions

Thursday, January 28, 7pm  –  University of Hawai'i at Hilo Talks
Campus Map: http://hilo.hawaii.edu/images/maps/main_campus_map.pdf
More info: [email protected]   -or-  (808) 967-8844

Paul Okubo, HVO Seismologist – Room 127, University Classroom Building (Bldg 301)


Kona Talk   –   What’s happening with Mauna Loa, Hualālai, and Kīlauea?

Wednesday, January 20 at 6:30pm– Maka‘eo Pavilion, Old Kona Airport State Park, Kailua

Monday, January 25 at 6:30pm – Konawaena High School Cafeteria, Kealakekua

Both Dates are Presnted by: Frank Trusdell, HVO Geologist

More info: [email protected]   -or-  (808) 967-8844.
Maps posted at hvo.wr.usgs.gov.


Pāhoa Talk   –  Kīlauea Volcano’s Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō eruption: 2014

Thursday, January 21 – 6:30pm  – Pāhoa High School Cafeteria – 15-3038 Pāhoa Village Rd, Pāhoa
Presented by: Tim Orr, HVO Geologist
More info: [email protected]   -or-   (808) 967-8844.


How Communities Protect Themselves from Vog – Ka‘ū Talk

Wednesday, January 27 at 6:30pm – Ocean View Community Cntr.
92-8924 Leilani Circle – Hawaiian Ocean View Estates
Presented by: Tamar Elias, HVO Gas Geochemist Claire Horwell, Durham Univ., UK

More info: [email protected] or (808) 967-8844.


VAM presentations are free and open to the public. Detailed descriptions can be found on HVO's website: http://hvo.wr.usgs.gov