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March 25, 2024 — Annual Kīlauea gravity survey

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A scientist takes gravity measurements on the sloping floor of Kaluapele. This part of the caldera floor, referred to as the "down-dropped block" moved downwards during the Kīlauea summit collapse of 2018. The scarp that formed as a result of the collapse is visible in the background of the photo, with the spatter cones that formed during the September 2023 eruption on the caldera floor visibly steaming. Photo by E. van Dalfsen


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