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February 3, 2024 — Kīlauea Koa‘e fault system survey

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University of Hawai‘i at Hilo geology professor Steve Lundblad takes a level reading during a survey of the Koa‘e fault system on Saturday, February 7, 2024. The KAOE fault system connects Kīlauea's East and Southwest Rift Zones south of the caldera, and a recent intrusion occurred in this area. Faults here appear as low cliffs, or “scarps” along Hilina Pali Road in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. Learn more about the Koa‘e fault system here:…. USGS photo by M. Warren.


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