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HILO, Hawaii – As a part of the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory’s 7th annual “Volcano Awareness Month” events, geologist Matt Patrick gave a talk at the University of Hawaii-Hilo on January 7th. Patrick summarized the 33 year-long eruption on Kilauea volcano’s East Rift Zone, discussing the origin of Puʻu ʻŌʻō crater, the June 27 lava flow, and the current activity on the flow field.
Patrick also discussed the activity at Halemaʻumaʻu on the summit of Kilauea.
Following his presentation, the geologist took questions from the audience.
The USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, in cooperation with Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park and the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo is providing a month-long series of programs about Hawaii Island’s volcanoes. The schedule is provided below.