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Scientists deploy instruments at Kīlauea summit - 1/1/2021

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HVO field crews deployed a dense network of temporary seismic instruments at Kīlauea’s summit on January 1, 2021, and with permission from Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. The temporary instruments supplement data already being collected by HVO's permanent seismic network and will help to track the migration and storage of magma in the shallow volcanic plumbing system beneath the surface of Kīlauea’s summit. HVO field crews accessed the down-dropped block that formed during Kīlauea’s 2018 summit collapse events via helicopter in order to deploy two of the temporary seismic instruments there. USGS image J. Chang.


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