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Hawaii volcano region has 6,000 earthquakes since August


April 10, 2020

HONOLULU (AP) — Scientists have recorded nearly 6,000 small earthquakes since August near a Hawaii volcano, officials said.

The U.S. Geological Survey's Hawaiian Volcano Observatory announced the earthquakes of magnitude 2 or lower have happened along the southwest rift zone of the Kilauea volcano, The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Wednesday.

The earthquakes struck 15 to 25 miles (24 to 40 kilometers) below the surface. Most have not been felt by residents in the zone near Pahala on the Big Island, the observatory said.

"Deep earthquakes of this type do not generally pose a hazard fr...

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