M 4.5 Quake Rumbles Near Kīlauea Volcano
A 4.5 magnitude earthquake rattled the southwest rift zone of Kīlauea volcano this afternoon. No tsunami is expected, according to the National Weather Service.
The earthquake had no apparent impact on either Mauna Loa or Kīlauea volcanoes, according to Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, or HVO.
According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the tumbler was approximately 5.5 miles east-northeast of Pāhala at a depth of about 20 miles.
According to HVO, the quake is part of a seismic swarm under the Pāhala area, which has been going on since 2019. Earthquakes in this region have been observed at least as far back as the 1960s.
HVO continues to monitor Hawaiian volcanoes for any changes.