Scientific collaborations aid study of Kamoamoa fissure eruption

Scientific collaborations aid study of Kamoamoa fissure eruption...

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Top: Nicole Richter uses a mobile GPS instrument to measure ground deformation along the east rift zone while the Kamoamoa fissure erupts in the background. Bottom: InSAR data showing ground deformation associated with the Kamoamoa fissure eruption between January 19 and March 6, 2011. One color cycle indicates about 12 cm (5 in) of deformation. The color patterns indicate subsidence of KÄ«lauea's summit of about 7 cm (3 in) and uplift in the area of the fissure eruption of about 1 m (3 ft).

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