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.
Location. 19° 25.747′ N, 155° 15.497′ W. Marker is in Volcano, Hawaii, in Hawaii County. Touch for map. Marker is behind the vistor center. Marker is in this post office area: Volcano HI 96785, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 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 of this marker); Kilauea (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Countless are the Accomplishments of Roosevelt's Trusty "Tree Army" Explosive eruptions rock Kīlauea volcano (approx. 1.7 miles away); Mauna Loa (approx. 2.1 miles away); The "Firepit" of Halema'uma'u (approx. 2.4 miles away); Mauna Ulu (approx. 8.3 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. (Submitted on October 15, 2007, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California.)
Categories. • 20th Century • Environment • Notable Buildings •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 15, 2007, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 1,811 times since then and 26 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.