"Jaggar Museum - for example; a tiltmeter." Top 5 Page for this destination Jaggar Museum Tip by Jerelis

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Also a tiltmeter is on display in the museum providing real-time data about the volcanoes. Rapid increase in tilt can indicate that magma is accumulating at shallow levels within the volcano and is often a precursor to an eruption. Rapid decreases in tilt can indicate that magma is draining at shallow leaves within the volcano and moving into a rift zone. Movement of magma into a rift zone is often a precursor to a flank eruption.

The Jaggar Museum has an overlook which offers a splendid view into the Kilauea Caldera and the Halema'uma'u Crater. The museum also has very large windows which afford a sheltered view when the weather is inclement.

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  • Written Jul 5, 2006
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