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

Displacement of Kapoho fault scarp, Kīlauea Volcano, Hawai‘i, cause...

Detailed Description

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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