Coffee Talk at Kahuku

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09/28/2018 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
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Coffee Talk at Kahuku

1868: An Eventful Year in Ka‘ū!

A Mauna Loa summit eruption followed by thousands of earthquakes…a magnitude7.9 earthquake that caused a fatal landslide and tsunami in Ka‘ū…a collapse of Kīlauea caldera…and a Mauna Loa lava flow that reached the ocean in a matter of hours. It all happened within two weeks in 1868! Join USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory scientists—research geophysicist Jim Kauahikaua and geologist Janet Babb—as they recount this unprecedented event from 150 years ago and describe its impacts, some of which can still be seen today.

Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park Kahuku Unit - Hwy 11 near mile marker 70.5

9:30 AM to 11:00 AM

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