Volcano Watch: Tech Talk Part 2, Schematic diagram of one HVO technician’s position

What continues to impress me about this job is how one job can offer so much variety.
July 02, 2020

Volcano Watch: Tech Talk Part 1: Electronic ‘Doctor’ Tracks Health of Monitoring Stations

Technicians at HVO engineer and maintain the network of stations that monitor the active volcanoes in the state of Hawai‘i.
June 28, 2020

Volcano Watch: Extraordinary Tenure Ends for Leader of USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory

Tina Neal's Tenure as Scientist-in-Charge of the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory comes to an end this week when she returns to the Alaska Volcano Observatory after fulfilling her five-year commitment to HVO.
June 19, 2020

Volcano Watch: Kīlauea’s 1952 Summit Eruption Ended Long Period of Inactivity

Early in April 1952, a series of earthquakes began along Kīlauea’s East Rift Zone and beneath the summit.
June 11, 2020

Volcano Watch: The 1919–1920 Mauna Iki Eruption at Kīlauea Volcano

The main Mauna Iki lava shield was built by the accumulation of numerous pāhoehoe overflows from a small lava pond at the top of the shield.
June 04, 2020

Volcano Watch: New assessment of Kīlauea’s extreme SO2 emission rates in 2018

Volcanists assess Kīlauea's extreme sulfur dioxide emissions during the 2018 eruption.
May 29, 2020

VOLCANO WATCH: Several Notable Kīlauea Anniversaries Occur at The End of May

Kīlauea has had a long and active history, and each eruption provides us new insights into volcanic processes and hazards.
May 23, 2020

VOLCANO WATCH: Coming Home: HVO Welcomes Deputy Scientist-in-Charge David Phillips

It takes a village to run a volcano observatory.
May 16, 2020

Volcano Watch: HVO Welcomes Deputy Scientist-in-Charge David Phillips

This belated Volcano Watch should have been written in January when David and his wife Francine Coloma, who is a scientist with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), moved to Hilo.
May 15, 2020

Volcano Watch: HVO assists CSAV with International Training

"Because HVO has over 100 years of volcano monitoring experience, scientists from volcano observatories around the world are eager to visit and learn from HVO and our active volcanoes."
May 10, 2020