Meet the experts at UH Hilo's "Tsunami Hazards in Hawaiʻi"

University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo
Alyson Kakugawa-Leong, (808) 974-7642
Director, Media Relations, University Relations
Posted: Apr 7, 2010

The University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo Center for the Study of Active Volcanoes (CSAV) continues its series of free natural hazard public seminars this month with “Tsunami Hazards in Hawaiʻi” on Saturday, April 17, 9 a.m., in UCB 100. A special additional workshop for Big Island teachers will continue until 3 p.m. There is no admission charge.

Speakers include: Quince Mento, Hawaiʻi County Civil Defense; Don Thomas, Center for the Study of Active Volcanoes; Walt Dudley, UH Hilo Marine Science; and Gerard Fryer, Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

Participants will learn how tsunamis form, why there are hours to prepare for some tsunamis but only minutes to evacuate from others, and what one can do to prepare for the next tsunami.

The last workshop in the series, Hurricanes, will be on Saturday, May 15.

For more information, contact CSAV at 974-7631 or For changes and updates to the seminar schedule, go to For more information on the teacher training workshops, go to

For disability accommodations, contact Sean O’Neill at 974-7631 (V), 933-3334 (TTY). Handouts are available in alternate format upon request.