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February 6, 2024 — Aerial survey of Kīlauea Koa‘e fault system and Southwest Rift Zone

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This aerial photo shows some of the new cracks that developed as a result of the recent intrusion southwest of Kīlauea's summit. HVO geologist who hiked out to this region of the Maunaiki trail (marked by the line of rocks in the photo) in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park noted that the cracks extended tens of meters in length and centimeters (inches) in width in the vicinity of Twin Pit Craters in the Ka‘ū Desert. USGS photo by K. Mulliken.


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