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Living on Active Volcanoes - The Island of Hawai'i

Fact Sheet 074-97

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Abstract

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.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Living on Active Volcanoes - The Island of Hawai'i
Series title:
Fact Sheet
Series number:
074-97
Edition:
Version 1.1, Revised Jun 2000
Year Published:
1997
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Contributing office(s):
U.S. Geological Survey
Description:
2 p.