Why so many earthquakes in the Kīlauea summit area?

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Deflation at Kīlauea's summit has caused up to 1.5 meters (about 5 feet) of subsidence, which has stressed the faults around and within Kīlauea Caldera. 

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May 29, 2018

Why so many earthquakes in the Kīlauea summit area?

Deflation at Kīlauea's summit has caused up to 1.5 meters (about 5 feet) of subsidence, which has stressed the faults around and within Kīlauea Caldera.

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