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Hawai’i Volcanoes

Hawai’i Volcanoes

Located on the Big Island, Hawaii’s Kilauea Volcano is also its most active. A series of earthquakes preceded a May 3, 2018 eruption in the volcano’s Lower East Rift Zone. The eruption is ongoing. Residents have evacuated. Homes have been lost. U.S.

Geological Survey (USGS) scientists have long studied Hawaiian volcanic eruptions, and the National Park Service's Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park protects natural resources and geologic features across the Big Island. Resources from these federal government agencies, part of the Library’s Government Information Collection, detail the recent history of Kilauea’s eruptions.

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