May 3, 2023 — USGS scientist hiking on Kīlauea
A USGS scientist hikes across lava flows in the Hilina Pali area of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. The Kīlauea Seismic Imaging Project is operating under a research permit from Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park and prior to deploying the nodes, USGS scientists were trained on endangered plants and archaeological features within the park. As they hike in the Kīlauea summit region, they are cautious and avoid disturbing these important resources. USGS image by B. Meyers.