• A nearby magma chamber that experiences relaxation of the crust above the chamber as a result of a large nearby earthquake would be more likely to erupt because less force would be required from within to push the crust apart. (hawaii247.com)
  • If a volcano is already poised to erupt, the changing stress patterns may result in an eruption. (hawaii247.com)
  • Depending on the type of earthquake and the geometry of the fault, different areas around the earthquake source area may be subject to increased compression or relaxation. (hawaii247.com)
  • Since the actual forces imparted on the magma chamber from distant earthquake waves are generally low with respect to the force imparted by the magma chamber itself, the magma chamber must already be poised for an eruption. (hawaii247.com)