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Hawaiian volcano info:
[General Geography]
[Islands' Formation]
[Active Volcanoes summary]

Hawaiian Volcano Pages:
[loihi] [kilauea]
[mauna loa] [hualalai]
[Waianae] [Mauna Kea]


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The Hawaii Center for Volcanology is a cooperative effort of research and teaching scientists within Hawaii. HCV is located in Honolulu at the University of Hawaii at Manoa (which is ~200 miles from Hawaii Island, where the active Hawaiian volcanoes are situated). HCV member Institutions on the island of Hawaii are the University of Hawaii at Hilo and the USGS Hawaii Volcano Observatory (HVO). Visit the USGS/HVO website to learn more about their volunteer program.

NEW: vist the Hawaii VOG Forecast Website

The Pu`u `O`o eruption of Kilauea volcano reached it's 31st year of continuing activity in the Puu Oo eruption on 3 Jan 2014. Halemaumau also remains active since it sprang to life in March, 2008

This web site launched on on 11 June 1995 and had its 1,000,000th visitor in 2000


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Mr. Spock What's in a name? For those of you who were wondering, "Volcanology" involves the study of volcanoes and volcanic activity, such as at Kilauea volcano in Hawaii, which is depicted above. It does not involve the study of rubber (i.e., to "vulcanize" is to strengthen natural rubber by heating with sulfur) or the study of aliens from the planet Vulcan (i.e., Mr. Spock)

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Titus Coan FOR    THE    HISTORY    BUFF
An on line version of the book "Life in Hawaii", by Titus Coan. This book, first published in 1882, describes the author's observations of active volcanism on the Big Island during the 19th century. It is being made available to users of this site by Edward Coan, Titus' great-great-grandson
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LEARN    MORE    ABOUT    HAWAIIAN    VOLCANOES
This on-line National Geographic article is a good starting point for obtaining general info about the Hawaiian Islands in and it's volcanoes.

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