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 3 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Kilauea (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Countless are the Accomplishments of Roosevelt's Trusty "Tree Army" (about 400 feet away); The "Firepit" of Halema'uma'u (approx. 2.4 miles away).
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 •
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