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Ta'u volcano (Samoan Islands): alert level lowered to Green

Tue, 4 Oct 2022, 04:14
04:14 AM | BY: MARTIN
Satellite image of Ta'u volcano in the late September (image: Sentinel 2)
Satellite image of Ta'u volcano in the late September (image: Sentinel 2)
The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) reported that the seismic activity beneath the volcano rapidly decreased over the past few weeks and continues at low levels.
Therefore, the alert status for the volcano was decreased to "Green".
HVO scientists use four broadband and eight micro-seismometers to detected earthquakes. The National Earthquake Information Center is monitoring quakes as well, but only greater than M 2.5 in American Samoa. For ground deformation monitoring, two GPS receivers are being used on the Ta'u volcano.
Seismic data during 2005 and 2009 hint that less than five detected earthquakes per day may be the long-term background seismicity rate.
Source: Hawaiian Volcano Observatory volcano activity update 4 October 2022

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Ta'u volcano
Shield volcano 931 m / 3,054 ft
United States, Samoan Islands, -14.23°S / -169.45°W
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5) Ta'u volcano eruptions:
unknown, no recent eruptions
Typical eruption style
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