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Displacement of Kapoho fault scarp, Kīlauea, Hawai‘i, caused by mag...

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View westward along the Kapoho fault scarp in the village of Kapoho following a swarm of earthquakes in the area. The ground cracking was caused by subsidence of a graben (down-dropped block) that spanned the community. The subsidence accompanied the rise of magma along this part of the East Rift Zone, which erupted a few hours later less than about 600 m (1,970 ft) from this location. Maximum vertical displacement along the Kapoho fault at this location was about 1.1 m (3.5 ft).


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