A legacy of lava: Kim, Trusdell reflect on 1984 Mauna Loa eruption that threatened Hilo


Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald Former Mayor Harry Kim reflects Thursday on the last Mauna Loa eruption in 1984 when he served as Hawaii County's Civil Defense director.

Hawaiian Volcano Observatory research geologist Frank Trusdell is considered an authority on Mauna Loa.