Photo and Video Chronology - Kīlauea - May 2, 2018

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Several sets of new, small ground cracks observed on roads around Leilani Estates subdivision

 

Several sets of new, small ground cracks observed on roads around L...

Puna residents reported to HVO geologists the recent appearance of ground cracks on a couple of roads in and around Leilani Estates. No steaming or heat were observed to originate from the cracks, and the cracks are currently still small (no more than several inches across). These cracks result from deformation of the ground surface due to the underlying intrusion of magma. Earthquake activity remains elevated in this area due to the ongoing intrusion.

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