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Kilauea volcano (Hawai'i): M 4.0 earthquake yesterday

Tue, 23 Aug 2022, 08:24
08:24 AM | BY: MARTIN
Location of M 4.0 quake, 9 km east of Pāhala (image: HVO)
Location of M 4.0 quake, 9 km east of Pāhala (image: HVO)
The Halemaʻumaʻu lava lake within Kilauea caldera (image: Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park)
The Halemaʻumaʻu lava lake within Kilauea caldera (image: Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park)
The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) recorded an earthquake with magnitude M 4.0 at 19:11 local time yesterday.
The quake happened 9 km east Pāhala (Island of Hawaiʻi) at 32 km depth.
The earthquake had no apparent impact on either Mauna Loa or Kīlauea volcanoes.

The effusive eruption at the volcano continues.
The lava flow from the western vent continues to supply to the Halemaʻumaʻu lava lake. The surface activity, outside the lava lake, occurs from breakouts along the margins of the crater on the northeast, east, south, and west sides.
Source: Hawaiian Volcano Observatory volcano activity update 23 August 2022

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Mon, 15 Aug 2022, 04:14

Kilauea volcano update: effusive eruption continues at fluctuating intensity

The western vent in Halemaʻumaʻu lava lake yesterday (image: HVO)
The effusive eruption at the volcano continues. ... Read all
Wed, 10 Aug 2022, 14:00

Kilauea volcano (Hawaiian Islands, USA) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 3 August-9 August 2022 (Continuing Activity)

HVO reported that lava continued to effuse from a vent in the lower W wall of Kilauea's Halema`uma`u Crater during 2-9 August, entering the lava lake and flowing onto the crater floor. The lake level remained within the bounding levees. Daily minor ooze-outs were visible along the margins of the crater floor. ... Read all
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Kilauea volcano
Shield volcano 1277 m (4,190 ft)
Hawai'i, 19.41°N / -155.29°W
Current status: erupting (4 out of 5) Kilauea volcano eruptions:
Near-continuous eruptions. Since 1960: 1961 (4x), 1962, 1963 (2x), 1965 (2x), 1967-68, 1968 (2x), 1969, 1969-74, 1971 (2x), 1973 (2x), 1974 (3x), 1975, 1977, 1979, 1980, 1982 (2x), 1983-2018 (incl. 1986, 1992, 1997, 2007, 2011 (3x)), 2018 (lower east rift zone in Leilani subdivision), 2020 (Dec) - ongoing
Typical eruption style
Dominantly effusive since 1790, but ~60% explosive over past ~2500 years.

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