Connection between Hawaii's dueling volcanoes explained

There are 1 comment on the Science Daily story from Oct 23, 2012, titled Connection between Hawaii's dueling volcanoes explained. In it, Science Daily reports that:

A new Rice University-led study finds that a deep connection about 50 miles underground can explain the enigmatic behavior of two of Earth's most notable volcanoes, Hawaii's Mauna Loa and Kilauea.

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“Geologist [I'm Climate Change]”

Since: Mar 07

formerly Nuneaton

#1 Oct 24, 2012
Nice:

Replace the Banjos with Ukaleles.

Also finding that the Kilauea long eruption is beginning to slow and the feeder dike to Puu Oo is beginning to crystallise. Result is a raising of lava lake levels in halemaumau lava pond.

Now is probably a very good time to run a long term levelling survey of Mauna Loa following its current long interval between eruptions. Result may be mauna Loa finally going up in the world in nexr few years.

Galapagos hotspot appears more likely to show a similar effect as it is rather wider. Iceland already shows the same effect but is moderated by rifting, which gets in the way of decent results (most recent being Eyjafjallajokull, Hekla, and Katla).

Have a nice day: Ag

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