Wave of 31 Earthquakes hits Kīlauea Volcano

earthquake mapMarch 6, 2017 A wave of small earthquakes were reported Sunday morning along the upper East Rift Zone of the Kīlauea Volcano.

The US Geological Survey’s Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reported  just before 6 a.m. HST Sunday morning, March 5, 2017, a grouping of 31 earthquakes over a period of about 42 minutes occurred.

The eight largest events had magnitudes ranging from 1.7 to 3.9 and depths of about 1 to 2 miles beneath the surface.

At least six of the earthquakes were felt on the Island of Hawaiʻi, primarily in the Ka‘ū and Puna Districts.

The USGS “Did you feel it?” website received more than 30 felt reports within an hour of the largest earthquake, which occurred at 6:13 a.m. Weak to light shaking, with maximum intensity of IV, has been reported. At that intensity, damage to buildings or structures is not expected.Volcano in Hawaii Steam rising

The earthquakes were concentrated about 3 to 4 mikes southeast of Kīlauea’s summit in an area between Hi‘iaka and Koʻokoʻolau Craters on the Chain of Craters Road in Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park.

HVO scientists say the size and location of this morning’s earthquake sequence suggest a source that may be related to the ongoing pressurized magma storage system beneath the Kīlauea summit area.

According to Tina Neal, HVO scientist-in-charge, the earthquakes caused no significant changes in Kīlauea Volcano’s ongoing eruptions. No changes in deformation or ground surface cracks were observed in the area.

Kona-Hi.com

TAP THE EXPERIENCES BELOW TO SEE EXCLUSIVE ADVENTURES!
Big Island Beaches Big Island Towns Big Island Featured Attractions Vacation rentals MEDICAL CENTERS Submarines, Jet Skiing, 4 wheeling, Segways Kayak tour rental businesses Aerial Charters Horse Trail Rides Golf courses Couch Bus Tours Surf training Lu'aus Whale Watching CAR MOTORCYCLE SUV RENTAL Night life Spas and masseuses TATTOOS Shopping Centers Taxi services Zip Lines Art and Photography Guided Hunting trips Restaurants and diners Kona Coffee Farms Scuba diving and Snorkeling Fishing Charters

Kona-Hi.com

(808) 640-0072
Kailua Kona, Hawaii
96740
If you are a business owner and would like to advertise on this site, CLICK HERE!

Comment or suggestion?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s