Kīlauea Eruption Risk Assessment
The Pacific Disaster Center prepared the Kīlauea Eruption Risk Assessment for Hawaii County as an in-kind service following the 2018 Kīlauea eruption.
The document identifies both volcanic multi-hazard exposure and vulnerabilities – such as access to transportation, socioeconomic status and household composition – for residents in or around lava zones 1 and 2 on Kīlauea and Mauna Loa.
The KERA will be followed by a more detailed volcanic risk assessment with results organized by Community Development Plan districts.
The island-wide volcanic risk assessment will examine the exposure of people, property, critical facilities/lifelines, environmental resources and cultural assets to the volcanic hazard. These results will then be used to inform the update to the County General Plan, County Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan and Kīlauea Recovery Strategic Plan.
- The 2018 rift eruption and summit collapse of Kīlauea Volcano
- Lower East Rift Zone eruption summary
- Kīlauea summit map (2003)
- Hawai‘i Island geologic map (2007)