Kilauea volcano (Hawai'i): seismic swarm weakens, but alert remains in place

Thu, 26 Aug 2021, 16:02
16:02 PM | BY: T
Quakes under Kilauea as a function of time
Quakes under Kilauea as a function of time
The seismic swarm under the southern caldera has been weakening: the number and size of quakes have decreased significantly.
During the past 24 hours, "only" about 50 small quakes, all of magnitudes of less than 3 occurred in this area. This is compared to over 300 events that occurred over a 24 hour period during the peak of the swarm two days ago.
However, it is not over quite yet. Almost certainly, new magma has accumulated under the caldera and there is still an increased possibility that it might lead up to an eruption in a near future.

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