Site of Hawaiian Volcano Observatory

Site of Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HM1CQ)

Location: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, HI 96718 Hawaii County
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Country: United States of America
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N 19° 25.747', W 155° 15.497'

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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.
HM NumberHM1CQ
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Date Added Friday, October 24th, 2014 at 8:13pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)5Q E 262883 N 2149864
Decimal Degrees19.42911667, -155.25828333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 19° 25.747', W 155° 15.497'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds19° 25' 44.82" N, 155° 15' 29.82" W
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Area Code(s)808
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 99-165 Crater Rim Drive, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park HI 96718, US
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