Contact: Tara Hicks Johnson
University of Hawaii at Manoa
Caption: A schematic cross-section from north to south through Kilauea Volcano, showing the structure of the volcano and the mobile south flank. The June 17 dike intruded into the East Rift Zone and triggered the slow-slip event, that most likely occurred on the decollement fault between the volcano and the pre-existing sea floor, approx. 15 to 20 hours later.
Credit: Image credit: James Foster, HIGP/SOEST
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