Join geologist Janet Babb and other representatives from the U.S. Geological Survey Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (USGS-HVO) on Thursday, March 15, 2018 from 7 – 9pm to mark the 10th anniversary of Kīlauea Volcano’s ongoing summit eruption. A film screening of “Kīlauea Summit Eruption: Lava Returns to Halema‘uma‘u” by the U.S. Geological Survey, will take place at Volcano Art Center Ni‘aulani Campus in Volcano Village, followed by a question and answer session with HVO representatives.
This 24-minute U.S. Geological Survey video tells the story of Kīlauea Volcano’s summit eruption, from its start in 2008 through 2017. It begins with a Hawaiian chant expressing traditional observations of an active lava lake, then recounts the eruptive history of Halemaʻumaʻu and describes the formation and continued growth of the current summit vent and lava lake. In the video, USGS-Hawaiian Volcano Observatory scientists share insights on how they monitor the lava lake, how and why the lake level rises and falls, why explosive events occur, and the connection between Kīlauea’s ongoing summit and East Rift Zone eruptions.
This event is free, although a $5 donation to Volcano Art Center is greatly appreciated.
This evening is part of a once-a-month Thursday night series at the Volcano Art Center, focusing on art, Hawaiian culture and our environment. The series is intended to inspire and enhance your appreciation of art and life experience, while fostering community connections.