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Helicopter Survey Over Kīlauea to Collect Geophysical Data

3:02 AM · Jul 18, 2022

VIDEO: Helicopter Survey Over Kīlauea to Collect Geophysical Data - USGS-HVO Public Meeting Note to Puna & Kaʻu residents: low-level flights upcoming in July 2022. For up-to-date schedule of flight locations (weather-dependent), check: This is a recording of the recent USGS public meeting in Pahoa to discuss the now ongoing project to collect geophysical data all across Kīlauea. USGS- Hawaiian Volcano Observatory: "The U.S. Geological Survey is conducting a helicopter geophysical survey over unpopulated parts of Kīlauea volcano on the Island of Hawaiʻi from July 5–25, 2022. The data will be collected with a 50 by 80-ft-oval-shaped, horizontal loop suspended 100 ft below a helicopter flying about 115- 165 ft above the ground or treetops. The data will be used to image shallow (upper 2,000 ft) magmatic structure, fault systems, and groundwater pathways over Kīlauea. The survey aircraft will not fly over or collect any data from residential areas or other regions excluded by Federal Aviation Administration regulations or Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park policies. We understand that helicopter noise can be disruptive, so we will greatly appreciate affected residents' patience and understanding as we collect this extremely important data to help mitigate future eruption hazards. Please see this website for more information: For more information, email" Produced with slides courtesy of the USGS and video recorded during the Hawaiʻi Tracker live stream on July 7, 2022 at the Pāhoa Community Center, Island of Hawaiʻi. Full video:

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