Slow slip event at Kilauea Volcano

Eos, Transactions, American Geophysical Union
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Abstract

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].

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Slow slip event at Kilauea Volcano
Series title Eos, Transactions, American Geophysical Union
DOI 10.1029/2010EO130002
Volume 91
Issue 13
Year Published 2010
Language English
Publisher American Geophysical Union
Publisher location Washington, D.C.
Contributing office(s) Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, Volcano Science Center
Description 1 p.
Larger Work Type Article
Larger Work Subtype Journal Article
Larger Work Title Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union
First page 118
Last page 118
Country United States
State Hawai'i
Other Geospatial Kilauea Volcano