Living with Earthquakes on Hawaiian Volcanoes

March 27, 2017 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Lyman Museum
276 Haili St
Hilo, HI 96720
Free to Museum members, and $3.00 for nonmembers
Kamoamoa Fissure_small

Kamoamoa fissure: The 4-day Kamoamoa fissure eruption in March 2011 fountained spatter as high as 30 meters (100feet) into the air.

Matinée presentation:

Thousands of earthquakes occur in Hawai‘i each year; most are related to volcanic activity, but some are not.  What’s the difference?  In this presentation, Brian Shiro of the USGS Hawaiian Volcanic Observatory describes the different types of earthquake experienced in Hawai‘i, how seismologists monitor them, and how seismic data are used as a primary tool to forecast volcanic eruptions.  Want to know more about our historic damaging earthquakes, seismic hazards in our State, and how we can prepare for the next Big One?  Brian addresses these topics and more, including the new, low-cost technology allowing citizen scientists to record earthquake shaking and to participate in the process of earthquake monitoring!  Expand your knowledge at either the afternoon or the evening presentation of this fascinating program on Monday, March 27.

Admission to these wonderful programs is free to Museum members, and $3.00 for nonmembers. 

Please support the Museum by becoming a member, and enjoy all Saigo Series programs, all year round, at no charge! 

Seating is limited; first come, first seated. 

On Monday evenings only, additional parking is available next door at Hilo Union School, Kapiolani St. entrance; park, then walk through our green gate in the rock wall.

On Monday evenings, doors open at 6:30PM.  E komo mai!