Volcano Watch: HVO erupts with gratitude for University of Hawaii partners

  • P. Dotray/USGS photo Kass Ulmer, Research Corporation of the University of Hawaii seismologist at the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, deploys a temporary seismometer at Kilauea summit on Jan. 1, 2021.

The USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory is made up of experts with a wide variety of specializations. Seismologists, geodesists, geochemists, geologists, technicians, and support staff all work together to accomplish the same mission: to monitor, research, and assess hazards related to volcanoes and earthquakes in Hawaii.