Our next meeting:

Tuesday, January 21 2014

JJ’s Bistro

3447 Waialae Avenue in Kaimuki (between 9th and 10th Avenues)

Social/dinner hour from 6 pm: talk starts 7 pm

Everybody welcome: no admission charge

Note that JJs is BYOB, but Tamura’s liquor store is right across the street.


Michael Garcia

Professor, Dept. of Geology-Geophysics, UH-Manoa

Honolulu Volcanism: When, Where and Why


Dr. Garcia was trained in California at Humboldt State University and UCLA. He joined the University of Hawaii in 1976. His research focuses on Hawaiian volcanism, both on land and under the water using submersibles. The ongoing eruption of Kilauea Volcano and the Northwest Hawaiian Ridge older volcanoes are the primary topics of his current research.

Volcanism in Honolulu has created many of our notable landmarks including Diamond Head and Hanuama Bay.

These eruptions are related to a second pulse of volcanism that came 1.5 million years after the death of the Koolau volcano, which formed our mountains. This lecture will tell you about when, where and why Honolulu volcanism occurred and reveal some poorly known submarine examples.