Monday, Jan 4, 2010
This month, which marks the 27th anniversary of the nearly continuous eruption of Kilauea, has been proclaimed Volcano Awareness Month in Hawaii County. Throughout the month, park rangers, USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory scientists, and University of Hawaii educators will sponsor guided hikes, evening talks, and other programs that highlight the importance of understanding and respecting volcanoes.
From the coast of Kilauea to the nearly 14,000 foot summit of Mauna Loa, Hawaii Volcanoes encompasses two of the world’s most active volcanoes—volcanoes whose inner stirrings will not be ignored.
Park managers work hand-in-glove with USGS scientists who constantly monitor these mountains. Park staff cooperate with county agencies in emergency planning and response, and welcome countless visitors who come from near and far with curiosity, awe, and respect for the power of this land
Visitors are encouraged to become aware through knowledge gained by information. They are invited to join hikes, attend evening programs, and stay updated and informed at http://volcano.wr.usgs.gov/kilaueastatus.php.
The saying, “Stay Alert, Stay Alive” underscores the need for all to quickly recognize a volcanic hazard and respond appropriately—to be watchful, vigilant, and look out for what is dangerous or potentially so.
For program information, click on the link below.