Mauna Loa volcano (Big Island, Hawaii): ongoing seismic swarm
Wed, 31 Mar 2021, 10:5910:59 AM | BY: MARTIN
Another series of a seismic swarm occurred beneath the northwest flank of volcano's summit as the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) noted.
Upper part of Mauna Loa SW rift zone (image: HVO)
On 29 March at 02:30 local time the seismic network detected about 130 earthquakes located 42 km W-NW of the volcano.
Most of these earthquakes had been frequent in a cluster about 2 km (1 mile) wide and at depth approx. 6–8 km (3.5–5 miles). The largest recorded event reached magnitude M 2.7.
Mauna Loa is not erupting and clustering of shallow earthquakes in this region does not mean an eruption is imminent.
Source: Hawaiian Volcano Observatory volcano activity update 31 March 2021
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