What’s Happening with Mauna Loa, Hualālai, and Kīlauea?

February 2, 2017 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Lyman Museum
276 Haili St
Hilo, HI 96720
Free to Museum members, and $3.00 for nonmembers

Trusdell talk_joined photos_square_smallMatinée presentation:

Mauna Loa has erupted 33 times since 1843, most recently in 1984.  In September 2015, the Volcano Alert Level for Mauna Loa was elevated from “NORMAL” to “ADVISORY” due to increased seismicity and deformation at the volcano.  Hualālai has been quiet for over 200 years, but it is still an active volcano that could erupt again.  Kīlauea Volcano’s East Rift Zone has been erupting nearly nonstop since 1983.  In 2008, a second vent opened at the summit of Kīlauea, and both eruptions are ongoing.

USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory geologist Frank Trusdell reports on the current status of these three volcanoes, with particular focus on Mauna Loa, the largest active volcano on Earth.  Attend this presentation on either of two occasions—Monday evening, January 30, or a matinée on the following Thursday afternoon, February 2—to learn more about these magnificent creators of the island we live on.

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!