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Ground cracks at Kīlauea following January 31–February 2, 2024 intrusion

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This photo shows a crack in spatter and lava previously erupted on the Southwest Rift Zone of Kīlauea, with a geologist for scale. The crack likely widened during the recent intrusion southwest of the summit of Kīlauea. New cracks in loose Keanakāko‘i tephra, which blanketed the region in 1790 CE, can be seen in the bottom portion of the photo leading the crack in the lava. USGS photo by N. Deligne.


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