The Winona State University Department of Geoscience will host “Volcanic Hazards of the Philippines” with Kelvin Rodolfo at 4 p.m. Monday, Nov. 10, in Science Laboratory Center 120. The event is part of the weekly Earth Talks speaker series.
The lecture will focus on Mt. Mayon in the Philippines, one of the most active volcanoes in one of the most volcanically active parts of the world. Mayon is currently showing increased levels of activity and actively extruding lava. Authorities have raised the alert status for this volcano to 3 (on a 5 level scale) and evacuated 24,000 people.
Rodolfo is professor emeritus of the Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences at the University of Illinois in Chicago. He obtained his Ph.D. in geological sciences from the University of Southern California.
For more information, contact Toby Dogwiler at TDogwiler@winona.edu