USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory volunteer Ben Gaddis
In April 1924, Kapoho residents were evacuated as hundreds of earthquakes shook their village. In the weeks that followed, huge explosions wracked the summit of Kīlauea Volcano. Using USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory logs, geologic field notes, National Park Service reports, newspaper accounts, photographs, and other records from 1924, Ben Gaddis
, a long-time HVO volunteer, will tell the story of Kīlauea's most violent eruption of the 20th century from the perspective of the people who lived through it.