April 17, 2023 — Kīlauea Seismic Imaging Project Node Deployment
A Hawaiian Volcano Observatory scientist deploys one of 1,800 temporary seismic node stations that will be collecting data for the next two months in Kīlauea summit region. The nodes will record local and large worldwide earthquakes, ambient seismic noise (for example, generated by the ocean or the atmosphere), and controlled seismic signals (vibrations generated by the Vibroseis truck in May). If you see a node, please do not disturb the instrument. It is recording valuable data that is needed to help scientists image the underground features of Kīlauea summit region. USGS image by M. Patrick.