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1990 : Northern Marianas PDF Print E-mail


This was the year the village of Kalapana was destroyed by Kilauea lava flows, and I was distressed that discussions of the lava diversion option to protect the area were not allowed for consideration by authorities. I felt that HVO's motto "Ne Plus Haustae et Obrutae Urbes" (No more shall cities be destroyed - - written in 1911 by Thomas Jaggar) {HVO logo} had been forgotten. When a volcanic crisis developed on ANATAHAN volcano, I gratefully left Hawaii and the destruction in Puna with an HVO team for the Northern Marianas. People had already been evacuated from Anatahan when we arrived, so we monitored volcanic earthquakes and mapped the island as the crisis subsided.

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