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Date: Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Contact: Alyson Kakugawa-Leong, (808) 974-7642

For Immediate Release

The University of Hawai╩╗i at Hilo Center for the Study of Active Volcanoes (CSAV) invites the public to its four public seminars on natural hazards in Hawai╩╗i. Special additional workshops will be available for Big Island teachers. There is no admission charge.

The seminars will cover the science behind each natural hazard, the impacts of those hazards on the community, and ways residents can mitigate effects of these natural hazards. Each seminar is scheduled on a Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon in UH HiloÔÇÖs UCB 100.

The first presentation is on Volcanoes on January 16 with the following presenters and their topics:

ÔÇóDon Thomas: Introduction to Hawai╩╗i Volcanoes
ÔÇóJim Kauahikaua: Volcanic Hazards on the Island of Hawai╩╗i and Overview of Volcano Monitoring at the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory
ÔÇóDon Swanson: Explosive Volcanism at Hawai╩╗i's Volcanoes
ÔÇóFrank Trusdell: Mapping of Mauna Loa's Eruptive History and Critical Infrastructure
ÔÇóQuince Mento: Civil Defense and Their Role in the Response to Volcanic Hazards
ÔÇóAndrea Ka'awaloa: First person Account of the Kalapana Lava Inundation

Other presentations are Earthquakes, February 20, Tsunamis, April 17, and Hurricanes, May 15.

For changes and updates to the seminar schedule, go to: For information on the teacher training workshops, go to: or call CSAV at (808) 974-7631.

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