Cross-section through the LERZ of Kīlauea.

Cross-section through the lower East Rift Zone of Kīlauea Volcano....

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Cross-section through the lower East Rift Zone of Kīlauea Volcano. Magma intruded into the rift zone and exerted pressure on the south flank of Kīlauea, likely encouraging the M6.9 earthquake that occurred on a fault located at the interface between the volcano and the preexisting ocean floor.

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Image Dimensions: 1697 x 601

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