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Vertical offset of 1.5 m along new fault
Photograph by P.W. Lipman in December 1975

Vertical offset along this reactivated fault on the south flank of Kilauea was about 1.5 m. The offset is marked by the fresh brown soil directly in front of the person. The total observed displacement along several similar faults of the Hilina fault system was at least 2.5 m, which accounts for about two-thirds of the maximum subsidence (3.5 m) along Kilauea's south coast.

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Updated : 17 December 1998