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Living on active volcanoes - The Island of Hawai'i

July 1, 1997

People on the Island of Hawai'i face many hazards that come with living on or near active volcanoes. These include lava flows, explosive eruptions, volcanic smog, damaging earthquakes, and tsunamis (giant seawaves). As the population of the island grows, the task of reducing the risk from volcano hazards becomes increasingly difficult. To help protect lives and property, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) scientists at the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory closely monitor and study Hawai'i's volcanoes and issue timely warnings of hazardous activity.

Publication Year 1997
Title Living on active volcanoes - The Island of Hawai'i
DOI 10.3133/fs07497
Authors Christina Heliker, Peter H. Stauffer, James W. Hendley
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Fact Sheet
Series Number 074-97
Index ID fs07497
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Hawaiian Volcano Observatory