UH Hilo volcano expert to give campus talk

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Date: Monday, January 9, 2012
Contact: Alyson Kakugawa-Leong, (808) 974-7642

For Immediate Release

Dr. Kenneth Hon of the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo Geology Department presents a talk on Kalapana lava flows as part of Hawaiʻi Island’s 3rd Annual Volcano Awareness Month. Hon will speak on Thursday, January 19 at 7 p.m. in UH Hilo’s UCB 100. The event is free and open to the public.

Eruptions on Kilauea’s east rift zone have sent lava flows into Kalapana four times over the past 35 years, with vastly different impacts each time. Hon, a professor of geology/volcanology and former USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory scientist, will discuss the eruptions, including how they affected the community and helped volcano scientists gain a better understanding of the dynamics of flowing lava.

For more information, call (808) 967-8844 or visit hvo.wr.usgs.gov .

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