UH Researcher Uses Data To Map Puna Lava Flow

Jan 7, 2015

Credit USGS
Credit Mark Kimura

Lava flowing from Kīlauea’s Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō Vent has left the lower Puna community in a state of limbo. The slow moving disaster has prompted one researcher to look at how residents are coping with the flow. HPR’s Molly Solomon spoke with him and has this report.

UH Hilo researcher Mark Kimura will describe his findings at a presentation on Monday January 12, 2015 at the Lyman Museum. "Social Impacts of the June 27th Lava Flow" takes place from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. For more information, call 808-935-5021.

You can view the results of the community lava survey here: http://survey2result.lavasurvey.org

For more data visualizations, visit Mark Kimura's Facebook page: Lower Puna Infographics by Dr. Mark Kimura.