VOLCANO WATCH: Several Notable Kīlauea Anniversaries Occur at The End of May

Kīlauea has had a long and active history, and each eruption provides us new insights into volcanic processes and hazards.
May 23, 2020

VOLCANO WATCH: Coming Home: HVO Welcomes Deputy Scientist-in-Charge David Phillips

It takes a village to run a volcano observatory.
May 16, 2020

Volcano Watch: HVO Welcomes Deputy Scientist-in-Charge David Phillips

This belated Volcano Watch should have been written in January when David and his wife Francine Coloma, who is a scientist with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), moved to Hilo.
May 15, 2020

Volcano Watch: HVO assists CSAV with International Training

"Because HVO has over 100 years of volcano monitoring experience, scientists from volcano observatories around the world are eager to visit and learn from HVO and our active volcanoes."
May 10, 2020

Volcano Watch: HVO Assists CSAV with International Training

HVO staff, as well as scientists from other USGS observatories and UH, provide instruction and hands-on training in geophysical, geochemical, and geological methods of monitoring and assessing volcano hazards.
May 08, 2020

Volcano Watch: Where to Find Maps, GIS Data

Hawaiian Volcano Observatory offers more resources to learn about lava flows.
May 01, 2020

Volcano Watch: Rise in Magma Pressure Likely Trigger to 2018 Eruption

Our analysis indicates that increasing pressure in the magmatic system, which far exceeds the change in pressure modeled as due to rainwater infiltration, was the primary driver in triggering the 2018 eruption.
April 24, 2020

Volcano Watch: April 1980 was a Month to Remember at Mount St. Helens

Forty years ago, no scientists in the USGS and academia were adept at monitoring all types of active volcanoes.
April 19, 2020

Volcano Watch: Remembering Mount St. Helens Eruption in April

The first eruption in the Cascades since 1914­–1917 (Lassen Peak) started on March 27, 1980.
April 17, 2020

Volcano Watch: Aloha and Happy Retirement to Janet Babb

Janet volunteered at HVO for many years before being hired in 2008 to help the Observatory manage public information during Kīlauea’s first summit eruption since 1982.
April 10, 2020