Frequently Asked Questions about Deformation at Kīlauea Summit

Frequently Asked Questions about Deformation at Kīlauea Summit

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At present, the summit of Kīlauea Volcano is undergoing dramatic changes. The caldera floor is subsiding. The rim and walls of Halemaʻumaʻu are slumping inward. Nearby residents feel moderate-sized earthquakes, and see small ash plumes rise from the crater. The responses to these Frequently Asked Questions address the reasons behind the current activity at Kīlauea Volcano’s summit and what might happen over the next several months.

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