Activity from 2/6-2/7:
At the summit, at Halema`uma`u crater there was lava spattering in at least two places in the bottom of the crater, and the lava level was rising. Inflation of the summit that had been occurring was decreased. There were seven earthquakes beneath Kilauea that were able to be located.
At the Pu`u`O`o crater there also a decrease in inflation that had been occurring. Seismic activity at both the Pu`u`O`o vent and TEB vent was low.
Seismic activity and earthquakes are important to scientists when they are study volcanoes. You can click here to see a map of recent earthquakes on the island of Hawaii. Then, click here to read about monitoring seismic activity near volcanoes, and use the information from this website to respond to either one of the two prompts below.
- What happens in a volcano to trigger earthquakes?
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