Volcano in Hawaii County, Hawaii — Hawaiian Island Archipelago (Pacific Ocean)
Site of Hawaiian Volcano Observatory
For nearly 30 years, America’s first full-time volcano observatory occupied this site. Under the direction of Dr. Thomas A. Jaggar, world renowned volcanologist, the expertise to monitor and study volcanoes was developed. In 1942, the observatory was relocated to Uwekahuna, overlooking Haema’uma’u, to make way for the Volcano House Hotel.
This concrete piling served as a base for cameras and transits. The mound covers the old Whitney Seismograph Vault, where early seismic instruments were located.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Environment • Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1942.
Location. 19° 25.747′ N, 155° 15.497′ W. Marker is in Volcano, Hawaii, in Hawaii County. Marker is behind the vistor center. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Volcano HI 96785, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Volcano House reigns as one of America's great lodges (within shouting distance of this marker); The 'Ōhi'a Wing will soon be home to the park's collection of artwork and artifacts (within shouting distance Kilauea (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Countless are the Accomplishments of Roosevelt's Trusty "Tree Army" (about 400 feet away); Stephen Tyng Mather (about 400 feet away); Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (about 400 feet away); Explosive eruptions rock Kīlauea volcano (approx. 1.7 miles away); Mauna Loa (approx. 2.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Volcano.
More about this marker. Photo caption: Whitney Seismograph Vault Interior
Also see . . . USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory. Observatory homepage (Submitted on October 15, 2007, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California.)
Credits. This page was last revised on April 5, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 15, 2007, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 1,927 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 15, 2007, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California. 4, 5. submitted on January 4, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on October 15, 2007, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.