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January 27, 2022

The last in a series of recorded talks by HVO staff that have been posted on our website throughout the month of January. These talks are presented as part of the Island of Hawai‘i’s annual Volcano Awareness Month, an effort to increase understanding of Hawaiian volcanoes among residents and visitors. Questions? Email

Volcano Awareness Month 2022 Short Feature

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Please also see the recent "Volcano Watch" article on Volcano Awareness Month 2022. 

Video throwbacks of the past decade on Kīlauea

Video Transcript
The past ten years have seen historic changes on Kīlauea volcano, spanning from the summit, down the East Rift Zone, and to the coast. Throughout this time, USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory geologists have been documenting the activity with high-resolution video, which provides detail as to eruption processes or allows for comparison of long-term changes over time. Join USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory geologist Matt Patrick as he shares some of the highlights of the activity at Kīlauea over the past decade, including roiling lava lakes, fountaining fissures, ocean entries, and fast-moving lava flows. This feature is presented as part of Volcano Awareness Month, which is spearheaded by the USGS–Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, in cooperation with Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency, and the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo. Volcano Awareness Month provides informative and engaging public programs about the science and hazards of Hawaiian volcanoes. USGS photo: Kīlauea's summit lava lake on the evening of September 8, 2016.