Living with Earthquakes on Hawaiian Volcanoes ~ March 27, 2017   Leave a comment

Living with Earthquakes on Hawaiian Volcanoes

Thousands of earthquakes occur in Hawai‘i each year; most are related to volcanic activity, but some are not. What’s the difference? In this presentation, Brian Shiro of the USGS Hawaiian Volcanic Observatory describes the different types of earthquake experienced in Hawai‘i, how seismologists monitor them, and how seismic data are used as a primary tool to forecast volcanic eruptions. 

Want to know more about our historic damaging earthquakes, seismic hazards in our State, and how we can prepare for the next Big One? Brian addresses these topics and more, including the new, low-cost technology allowing citizen scientists to record earthquake shaking and to participate in the process of earthquake monitoring! 

Expand your knowledge at either the afternoon or the evening presentation of this fascinating program on Monday, March 27.

Date: 3/27/2017 (Monday)

Location: Lyman Museum, 276 Haili St., Hilo, HI 96720

Hours: 3:00pm – 4:30pm

Cost/Cover: Free to Museum members, and $3.00 for nonmembers

Web Page:

Contact Info: tel:808-935-5021

Photo + Article courtsey of: 

Karen E. Bail


Fax: 808-883-2263



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