Volcano Hazards Program

U.S. Geological Survey
General Information Product 76
Version 1.1

Hawaiian Volcano Observatory


By Dina Y. Venezky and Tim Orr

2008, revised 2009

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Photograph by Tim Orr.

Lava from Kīlauea volcano flowing through a forest in the Royal Gardens subdivision, Hawai‘i, in February 2008. The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) monitors the volcanoes of Hawai‘i and is located within Hawaiian Volcanoes National Park. HVO is one of five USGS Volcano Hazards Program observatories that monitor U.S. volcanoes for science and public safety. Learn more about Kīlauea and HVO at http://hvo.wr.usgs.gov.

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