After Dark in the Park Video Archives - Sept 25 2012
September 25, 2012 - "Developing Energy from an Active Volcano: The Kīlauea Geothermal Story So Far"
HVO scientists Jim Kauahikaua, Frank Trusdell, Wes Thelen, and Jeff Sutton will present a brief history of geothermal development in Hawai'i and a description of the location and nature of the hydrothermal system. The most attractive area for power development is Kīlauea's lower east rift zone. We will address the volcanic and seismic hazards on Kīlauea Volcano and the effects of geothermal development. Finally, we will describe the volcanic gas emissions from the hydrothermal system and their potential.
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Did You Know?
Kīlauea Volcano has erupted lava almost continuously from its east rift zone since 1983. These lava flows have added about 500 acres of new land to the southern shore of Kīlauea and covered 8.7 miles (14 km) of highway with lava as deep as 115 feet (35 m). More...