Scientists temporarily deploy instruments to collect ground-based magnetotelluric (MT) data
During the first half of June, Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) staff, along with collaborators from other parts of USGS, temporarily deployed instruments to collect ground-based magnetotelluric (MT) data to image structure and fluids beneath the surface of Kīlauea. This photo shows scientists preparing a site on Kīlauea’s south flank for instrument installation. The project is funded by the Additional Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief Act of 2019 (H.R. 2157), which provided the USGS HVO with funds to conduct scientific investigations of the current state of Kīlauea. You can learn more about the project in this “Volcano Watch” article: https://www.usgs.gov/observatories/hvo/news/volcano-watch-playing-wire-upcoming-surveys-reveal-kilaueas-inner-workings. USGS photo by A. Ellis.