Frank Trusdell

Research Geologist with the U.S. Geological Survey's Volcano Science Center.

Frank Trusdell is a Research Geologist with the U.S. Geological Survey’s Volcano Science Center. He received his MS (1991) from the Volcanology/Igneous Petrology department at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Frank heads the Eruptive History of Mauna Loa Project and the subject matter expert on that volcano.

In addition, to working on Hawaiian volcanoes Frank was part of USGS team that responded to volcanic crises in the Northern Mariana Islands, Fogo Volcano in Cape Verde, and Tungurahua and Guagua Pichincha volcanoes in Ecuador, their role was to evaluate volcanic hazards. His research is to quantify volcanic hazards, conduct assessments, and risk analysis in volcanically active zones.

He is a Kama`aina of Hawaii (born and raised in the islands). Pālolo Valley, Oahu.  He moved to Hawai`i Island in 1979. His personal interests include hiking, kayaking, surfing, native flora, and beer making.


February 15, 2018
Mauna Loa Volcano Eruption