Volcano Watch: HVO geologist Frank Trusdell receives Meritorious Service Award

  • USGS photo by A. Hara / Inset photo Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today HVO geologist Frank Trusdell collects a sample of lava from the fissure 8 channel during Kilauea Volcano's lower East Rift Zone eruption in July 2018. Inset photo shows Trusdell presenting an update on Mauna Loa for a West Hawaii Community Forum in February 2018.

The award is in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the USGS in the field of volcanology, particularly to the understanding of Hawaiian volcanoes, their eruptions, and hazards.