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Slow slip event at Kilauea Volcano

January 1, 2010

Early in the morning of 1 February 2010 (UTC; early afternoon 31 January 2010 local time), continuous Global Positioning System (GPS) and tilt instruments detected a slow slip event (SSE) on the south flank of Kilauea volcano, Hawaii. The SSE lasted at least 36 hours and resulted in a maximum of about 3 centimeters of seaward displacement. About 10 hours after the start of the slip, a flurry of small earthquakes began (Figure 1) in an area of the south flank recognized as having been seismically active during past SSEs [Wolfe et al., 2007], suggesting that the February earthquakes were triggered by stress associated with slip [Segall et al., 2006].

Publication Year 2010
Title Slow slip event at Kilauea Volcano
DOI 10.1029/2010EO130002
Authors Michael P. Poland, Asta Miklius, J. David Wilson, Paul G. Okubo, Emily Montgomery-Brown, Paul Segall, Benjamin Brooks, James Foster, Cecily Wolfe, Ellen Syracuse, Clifford Thurbe
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Eos, Transactions, American Geophysical Union
Index ID 70041340
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Hawaiian Volcano Observatory; Volcano Science Center