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International volcanologists addresses volcano hazard assessment

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USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory geologist Frank Trusdell (right) discusses methodologies for lava flow hazard assessment in Hawaii with a volcanology colleague from Ethiopia during the recent Volcano Observatory Best Practices Workshop in Vancouver, Washington. Eruptions in the East African Rift bear some broad similarities to Hawaiian volcano rift zone eruptions.