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Living on Active Volcanoes - The Island of Hawaii
This United States Geological Survey (USGS) on-line publication highlights the volcanic hazards facing the people living on the Island of Hawaii. These hazards include lava flows, explosive eruptions, volcanic smog, earthquakes and tsunamis. This report discusses these hazards, the volcanoes of Mauna Loa and Kilauea, and the work of the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory to monitor and issue warnings to the people affected by these hazards.
Intended for grade levels:
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
  • General public
Type of resource:
  • Visual:
    • Illustration - scientific
    • Map
    • Photograph
  • Text:
    • Ref. material
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Geology
  • Natural hazards
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DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-002-766
Related resources:
This resource references 'What are Volcano Hazards'
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: United States Geological Survey, Hawaiian Volcano Observatory

Author: Christina Heliker
United States Geological Survey

Author: Peter H. Stauffer
United States Geological Survey

Author: James W. Hendley, II
United States Geological Survey