Scientists have recorded a swarm of earthquakes on the Hawaiian volcano

Scientists have recorded a swarm of earthquakes on the Hawaiian volcano
Scientists have recorded a swarm of earthquakes on the Hawaiian volcano
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Geologists have recorded a swarm of earthquakes on the Hawaiian volcano Kilauea, although it does not erupt. The quakes started at night and lasted until the morning, the Hawaiian Volcanic Observatory said.

As of 4:30 am, over 140 earthquakes have been recorded. The largest had a magnitude of 3, 3. Most of the earthquakes were less than 1 point.

Simultaneously with this swarm, scientists recorded changes on the surface of the volcano. This may indicate movement of magma beneath the southern Kilauea caldera, the observatory said. There was no evidence of lava on the surface.

The observatory has changed the warning level for the volcano from advisory to observant, which means that Kilauea is showing increasing or escalating waves with a greater likelihood of eruption.

Kilauea is one of the most active volcanoes in the world, having erupted 34 times since 1952.

In 2018, about 700 homes were destroyed when lava poured through volcanic vents in a residential area in the final year of an eruption that lasted more than three decades.

Kilauea is located about 200 miles south of Honolulu on the Big Island of Hawaii.

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