Category Archives: Field Trip Photos

The Hazards of Hawaii- from student web page created by Ed and Jason

Text Sources: http://hvo.wr.usgs.gov/hazards/ http://www.nps.gov/havo/visitor/lava.htm The Hawaii Volcano Observatory (a geologic organization dedicated to facilitating the monitoring of the volcanoes on Hawaii) and the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park give extensive warning of the hazards caused by the volcanic activity in Hawaii. … Continue reading

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That Wonderful Hot Stuff Known As Lava- from student web page created by Ed Epp and Jason Kennedy

Lava is what makes Hawaii famous, and probably the reason why most of us signed up for this class. There are only a few places you can travel in the world and see molten rock ooze past you, and it … Continue reading

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Hawaii’s Magnificent Lava Flows from original web-page by Jason Kennedy and Ed Epp

Photo by Tim Lincoln Lava.  It’s one of the most unstoppable forces on Earth – an intense, gluttonous mass that devours anything in its path.  Magma – lava that has yet to surface – is the main source of the … Continue reading

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Several of Going to the rim road blog entries are based on students’ web page created by: Lauren Nelson, Steve Anderson, and John Vickers

Pu’u O’o on October 3, 1997. This is the vent at the site where current eruptions are occuring. Pierrehttp://volcano.und.nodak.edu/vwdocs/current_volcs/kilauea/kilauea.html Facts about Kilauea Volcano Location   19.425 N 155.292 W Elevation above sea level   4,190 ft Area 552 mi2 (13.7% of Hawai`i) … Continue reading

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Petroglyphs

The Pu’u Loa petroglyphs mark a spot sacred to the native Hawaiians.  Many Hawaiians came to this place on the flanks of Kilauea hoping to insure their children a long life by placing a segment of their umbilical cord in … Continue reading

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Koa’e Fault Zone

The Koa’e Fault zone intersects at the east rift zone by Hi’iaki and Pauahi craters.  This is where the fault changes direction from the southeast to the east-northeast. The Kao’e fault scarp (the farthest northern fault in the picture) is … Continue reading

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Lava Wash

Lava wash comes from fast moving lava flowing downhill and finding the fastest route to the bottom of the hill.  It leaves a channel resembling that of a stream.  In some of the pictures you can actually see where the … Continue reading

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Southwest Rift Zone

Pictured below is a crack in the Southwest Rift Zone taken from a stop along Crater Rim Drive.  This and other large cracks are the result of magma moving underground from the summit reservoir.  Layers of ash in this rift … Continue reading

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Ash Deposit Bluff

This ash deposit is located just west of the Keanakako’i overlook. The ash is associated with the 1790 eruption  that  killed many of chief Keoua’s warriors as they were on their way to fight a war.  This area is near … Continue reading

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Northwest Rim of Halema’uma’u

View from the northeast edge of Halema`uma`u toward the northeast. A short-lived fissure eruption built this spatter rampart on April 30-May 1, 1982. http://hvo.wr.usgs.gov/gallery/kilauea/caldera/srb980817022_caption.html John posing inside a spatter cone. Photo by Thom Wilch When erupting lava is made of … Continue reading

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