Railroad tracks buckled at fault boundary at Kapoho, Hawai‘i

Railroad tracks buckled at fault boundary at Kapoho, Hawai‘i...

Detailed Description

These tracks were damaged by the vertical drop along the zone of cracks and faults that ran parallel to the east rift zone of Kīlauea Volcano. Witnesses reported that where the railroad entered the valley, the ties and rails were swinging like a suspension bridge for a distance of about 61 meters (200 feet). Ruy Finch, acting director of HVO, measured the drop of the railroad track at 2.4 meters (8 feet). Photo taken on April 23, 1924.

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Image Dimensions: 3332 x 2668

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USGS/HVO photo courtesy of Bishop Museum