Magma plume: 4.7 magnitude earthquake strikes under Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano

January 24, 2012HAWAII No damage was reported in the aftermath of a 4.7 -magnitude earthquake and several aftershocks that rattled Hawaii’s Big Island, officials said. The U.S. Geological Survey said the earthquake struck at 4:36 p.m. Sunday, 5 miles beneath Kilauea volcano. The epicenter was 26 miles south of Hilo and 222 miles southeast of Honolulu. About 20 small aftershocks were recorded, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported. The largest aftershock was a 3.1 magnitude. The Holei Pali area of Kilauea’s south flank has had 16 earthquakes of 4.5-magnitude or greater in the past 50 years, Hawaiian Volcano Observatory spokeswoman Janet Babb said. –Disaster News
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8 Responses to Magma plume: 4.7 magnitude earthquake strikes under Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano

  1. Dennis E. says:

    I think that the US Naval Forces located at Pearl Harbor will have to relocate. Better now than
    by a disaster.


  2. Gen says:

    Another quake in Tasmania Australia

    2.8 24 January 2012 @ 18:34:17 UTC -42.057 145.547 0 depth
    Australia Near Queenstown, Tasmania Yes significant


  3. AAG says:

    I check on earthquake activity everyday, have been since 2010. I probably should of been logging what it says, but regardless, these past few days, especially today the 24th of Jan. 2012, it seems like a lot of activity on the ring of fire. Could be paranoid but I call it awake. lol. 3.8 in Northern California today, not far from sacramento. Thanks for everything.


  4. Lance says:

    The total electron count in the area where the Hawaiian Islands are has been very very high. Magnetic field is indeed weak in this area of the world.


  5. luisport says:

    Report of ash explosions or ash plumes

    VONA/KVERT-Project: Karymsky (1000-13) 20120123/2231Z

    Issued: 20120123/2231Z
    Volcano: Karymsky (1000-13)
    Aviation Color Code: Orange
    Source: KVERT
    Notice number: 2012/4
    Volcano Location: 54.049N 159.443E
    Area: Kamchatka, Russia
    Summit Elevation (meters/feet): 1486 m/4875 ft
    Height of ash plume (feet/km) ASL and how determined: 0 ft/ km – unknown
    Distance of ash plume from the volcano (mi/km): 43.51 mi/70 km
    Direction of ash plume or ash cloud drift from the volcano: North-West
    Start time of explosion and how determined: /Z – unknown
    Time and method of observation: 20120123/2231Z – NOAA 16 (4m5)
    Duration of eruption (or indicate eruption is continuing): eruption is continuing

    Narrow gas-steam plume
    Next Notice: A new VONA will be issued if conditions change significantly.


  6. Audrey says:

    Earthquake in Donegal Ireland :0 2.2


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