Time: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Cost: Free
WWU Libraries / Western Washington University 516 High Street Bellingham, WA Contact:
Western Libraries Reading Series: 'Sounds of an Era's End' email@example.com (360) 650-3342 Event Categories:
Dr. Jackie Caplan-Auerbach, professor in the Department of Geology and the Associate Dean of the College of Science and Engineering at Western Washington University, will give a talk entitled “Sounds of an Era’s End: The 2018 Eruption of Kilauea Volcano, Hawai`i, from Ocean Bottom Seismometers.”
During her presentation, Caplan-Auerbach will talk about her work as a lead investigator during the 2018 eruption of Kilauea volcano, Hawai’i. That eruption had the highest flux of lava ever recorded at Kilauea; it resulted in the destruction of over 700 structures and the displacement of thousands of Hawai`i residents; and it created unprecedented deformation at the volcano’s summit.