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Thursday: Public lecture on Kilauea volcano

The recent eruption of the Kilauea volcano on the big island of Hawaii will be the topic of a US Geological Survey public lecture by geophysicist Kyle Anderson on Thursday, Aug. 30.

Part of the USGS Menlo Park monthly lecture series, the talk starts at 7 p.m. in Building 3, in the 2nd floor Rambo Auditorium, 345 Middlefield Road.

The lecture, titled "What on Earth is going on at Kilauea Volcano," will include discussion of some of the unique aspects of the recent activity, including the first significant summit explosions in nearly a century, the largest summit collapse volume since at least 1800 and voluminous fissure eruptions that fed the flow of a channel of lava to the ocean.

At see a recent Almanac article about Anderson and other members of the USGS team who have been studying the Hawaiian volcano.


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