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The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory
The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) is part of the Volcano Hazards Program of the U.S. Geological Survey. HVO's origins are rooted in a desire to use scientific methodology to understand the nature of volcanic processes and to reduce their risks to society. The website provides eruption histories and updates of Kilauea, Mauna Loa, Lo' ihi and other Hawaiian volcanoes as well as earthquake hazards, zoning, and seismicity.
Intended for grade levels:
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
  • College (15-16)
  • Graduate / Professional
Type of resource:
  • Visual:
    • Map
    • Photograph
    • Visualization - scientific
  • Text:
    • Ref. material
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Geology
    • Geophysics
  • Natural hazards
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Information presented on this website is considered public information and may be distributed or copied. Use of appropriate byline/photo/image credit is requested.
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-001-135
Related resources:
This resource contains 'The 1960 Kapoho Eruption of Kilauea Volcano, Hawai`i'
This resource contains 'Lava covers Kalapana, April - January 1991'
This resource contains '50th Anniversary of Mauna Loa's Most Spectacular Eruption'
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey