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Mauna Loa volcano (Hawai'i): HVO weekly report

Fri, 27 Mar 2020, 14:17
14:17 PM | BY: MATTHEW
The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) recorded around 42 small-magnitude earthquakes beneath the Mauna Loa's upper elevations. Most of these events occurred at shallow depths of less than 5 km (~3 miles) below ground level. There were no events on Mauna Loa above magnitude 2.0. There is continued slow summit inflation, which HVO say is consistent with magma supply to the volcano's shallow storage system. Gas concentrations and fumarole temperatures remain stable.

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Thu, 19 Mar 2020, 22:30
Location of earthquakes under Mauna Loa over the past week (C) U. S. Geological Survey
The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) recorded around 87 small-magnitude earthquakes beneath the volcano's upper elevations over the past week. Most of these events occurred at shallow depths of less than 5 kilometers (~3 miles) below ground level, with the strongest earthquake measuring magnitude 2.3 on the morning of March 19. This earthquake was located in the radial vents area west of the summit caldera within the volcano. There is continued summit inflation which HVO assert is due to “consistent with magma supply to the volcano's shallow storage system.” Both gas concentrations and fumarole temperatures remain stable. ... Read all
Fri, 13 Mar 2020, 14:14
The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) recorded around 156 small-magnitude earthquakes beneath the volcano's upper elevations over the past week. Most of these earthquakes occurred at shallow depths of less than 5 kilometers (~3 miles) below ground level. The strongest even was a magnitude 2.27 in the morning of March 8. This particular earthquake was located in the radial vents west of the summit caldera within the volcano 0.5 km (0.4 miles) above sea level. Last week's flurry just south on known fault structures south of the northeast rift zone is tapering off. Read all
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