Earthquake seminar scheduled for Honoka`a

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Date: Friday, February 23, 2007
Contact: Alyson Kakugawa-Leong, 974-7642

For Immediate Release

The University of Hawaii at Hilo Center for the Study of Active Volcanoes (CSAV) invites the public to a free lecture series that visits communities across the Big Island for those who are interested in better understanding earthquakes and other natural hazards on the island of Hawai`i. Special emphasis will be given to the lessons learned from the October 15, 2006 earthquakes.

The next presentation will be held in Honoka`a on Friday, March 2, 6:00 pm, at the North Hawai`i Education and Research Center, 45-539 Plumeria Street. Additional presentations in Waikoloa and other locations are being planned.

The presentations will cover the nature of Hawai`i’s earthquake, volcano, and tsunami hazards, ways to protect home and family from the damaging effects of these hazards, and the role of government agencies in minimizing the effects of and responding to natural disasters.

The speakers represent the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, CSAV, the UH Hilo Geology Department, and Hawai`i County Civil Defense.

The programs will consist of brief presentations followed by an extended question and answer period. Free literature and DVDs addressing the Big Island’s hazards and homeowner mitigation measures will be available.

To learn more about Hawai`i earthquakes and volcanoes, visit the HVO Web site, http://hvo.wr.usgs.gov/

To learn more about things one can do to protect their home and family from natural disasters, visit the CSAV Web site, http://www.uhh.hawaii.edu/~nat_haz/.

For more information, call 974-7631.


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