Government shutdown affects Volcano Awareness Month presentations

Because of the continuing government shutdown and lapse in appropriations, Hawaiian Volcano Observatory scientists are unable to present lectures as planned during Volcano Awareness Month on the Big Island.

Note the following changes and check the HVO website (https://volcanoes.usgs.gov/observatories/hvo/) for updates:

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• Today (Jan. 10); Ingrid Johanson’s talk at the University of Hawaii at Hilo is canceled.

• Friday (Jan. 11); Late in the day, HVO staff will update the status of the Jan. 15 After Dark in the Park talk in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and the Jan. 16 talk at Hawaii Preparatory Academy in Waimea.

HVO Scientist-in-Charge Tina Neal says talks by the University of Hawaii’s Rick Hazlett on Jan. 28-29 and Ryan Peroy on Jan. 31 will go on as planned.

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The original schedule of presentations and related information can be found at https://volcanoes.usgs.gov/vsc/file_mngr/file-200/Talks_2019%20VAM.pdf.

HVO apologizes for this inconvenience and will try to reschedule talks at a later date.