Tuesday, October 15th, 2019

HASR Bistro

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

Everybody welcome: no admission charge

No corkage charge if you buy your wine at the neighboring HASR liquor store

Cheap and easy (cash only) parking at the underground municipal garage at 11 N. Beretania

Exit ramp is directly opposite HASR Bistro


Dr. Bruce Houghton


The 2018 Eruption of Kilauea


The 2018 eruption of Kilauea was a landmark event which became the United States first $1B volcanic crisis.  It is perhaps the best documented volcanic eruption ever and yet some very fundamental questions remain unanswered.


I will outline the events of May-August 2018 before addressing some of the large science questions that remain unanswered




Bruce Houghton is the Gordon A. Macdonald Professor of Volcanology at University of Hawaii, the Hawaiian State Volcanologist, and Science Director of the FEMA-funded National Disaster Preparedness Training Center at University of Hawaii. He was awarded the 2017 Thorarinsson Medal (the highest international award in volcanology, made every 4 years). Bruce was been a member of the USGS field response team throughout the 2018 volcanic crisis at Kilauea.