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Scientists at the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory are often asked questions about various volcanic processes, hazards, and conditions associated with Hawaiian volcanoes. Based upon these questions, we have compiled a list of those most frequently asked with answers provided by geologists and geophysicists who monitor activity and conduct research at the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.
Answers often include links to resources where you can find additional information. Below is a list of subjects and specific questions. Please click the subject to access the answers.