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June 6, 2024 — Installing a new seismometer on Kīlauea Southwest Rift Zone

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On June 6, USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory field engineers installed a new seismometer on the Southwest Rift Zone of Kīlauea to monitor earthquakes. The new seismic station is co-located at an existing monitoring station consisting of a GPS and high-resolution gas monitoring equipment. In this image, a cable is installed beneath the ground surface, going from the existing power system (consisting of solar panels and large batteries) to the seismometer. USGS image by M. Warren. 


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