Hawaii volcano eruption brings the state's worst earthquake in decades

Hawaii volcano eruption brings the state's worst earthquake in decades

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Right on the heels of Thursday’s volcano eruption in Hawaii, a pair of earthquakes struck the state as residents contended with ongoing evacuations and noxious gas in the air.

The first, a 5.4-magnitude quake according to the United States Geological Survey, occurred at around 11:30 a.m. local time near the southern coast of Hawaii’s Big Island, just south of Kilauea volcano. A second, 6.9-magnitude quake followed roughly an hour later.

According to the USGS, the latter one was the state’s strongest since a 7.1-magnitude quake that hit in “almost exactly the same location” in 1975. Read more…

More about Climate, Science, Hawaii, Volcanoes, and Kilauea


Source: Mashable | Hawaii volcano eruption brings the state's worst earthquake in decades

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