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  • n. An instrument designed to measure very small changes from the horizontal level


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  • Slight changes in the slope of the volcano's flanks, as measured by a device called a tiltmeter, would suggest that gases were continuing to build up below as they bubbled out of the magma, causing the surface to bulge, or were dissipating.

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  • Geological sciences Professor Roger Bilham has studied tectonic activity in Italy and recently installed a seismic instrument known as a tiltmeter about 125 miles south of L'Aquila, which is located in the mountainous Abruzzo region east of Rome.

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  • Aside from the primitive roads and the occasional seismometer or tiltmeter, there is no sign of human habitation.

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  • (Eric the Viking) @Jon where are you getting your info, do you have access to some tiltmeter data/dilation data, etc .. can you share the links (or repost them) @robert somerville, I don't have anything like that.

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  • The GPS network, which is less sensitive than the tiltmeter network, recorded about 1 cm of contraction over the last 3 months and switched to extension and contraction mimicking the tilt in early January; the summit is currently extending.

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  • The summit tiltmeter network continued to record DI inflation already exceeding the amount of DI deflation and still increasing.

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  • The tiltmeter on the north side of Pu ` u ` O ` o continued to be significantly affected by more than 0.5 m (20 in) of rainfall in the past 3 days.


  • The GPS network (less sensitive than the tiltmeter network) recorded about 1.5 cm of contraction across the caldera over the past 3 months with slower contraction since early February.


  • Usually, though not always, these changes propagate through the magma conduit from the summit to the eruption site, as many of the DI events at Kilauea summit are also recorded at a tiltmeter at Pu ` u


  • The tiltmeter on the north side of Pu ` u ` O ` o recorded tilting inward toward crater (deflation)



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