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The First 2013 After Dark in the Park Volcano Awareness Month Video is Available for Viewing

January 17, 2013

January is Volcano Awareness Month. The USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO), in cooperation with Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park, the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo, the Edith Kanakaʻole Foundation, and Hawai‘i County Civil Defense, will promote the importance of understanding and respecting the volcanoes on which we live through a series of programs in January, including four “After Dark in the Park” programs at Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. These programs are videoed and made available on the Hawai‘i Volcano National Park website.

The schedule is here:

January 8, 2013 – “Volcano Awareness Month: 30th Anniversary of Kīlauea‘s Ongoing East Rift Zone Eruption”

Jan. 3, 2013, marks the 30th anniversary of Kīlauea’s ongoing East Rift Zone eruption. During its first three years, spectacular lava fountains spewed episodically from Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō vent. Since then, nearly continuous lava effusion has built a vast plain of pāhoehoe lava that stretches from the volcano’s rift zone to the sea. Although the eruption has been relatively quiet during the past year, with mostly steady but unusually weak activity, it has produced some dramatic lava flows in past years. Tim Orr, USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory geologist, will review highlights from the past 30 years and talk about recent developments on Kīlauea’s East Rift Zone.

The 59 minute video may be viewed here:

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