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4.3 Kilauea Summit Earthquake, Seismic Swarm Continues

February 24, 2012, 5:26 AM HST
* Updated February 24, 3:30 PM
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4.3 magnitude Kilauea Summit quake reported at 3:53 a.m. on 2/24/12. Map courtesy USGS.

By Wendy Osher

There is no tsunami threat to Hawaii following a 4.3 magnitude earthquake reported near the Kilauea Summit at 3:53 a.m. on Friday, February 24, 2012.

The quake was the second one to register at over 4 in magnitude following a 4.1 tremor reported at 9:02 p.m. on Thursday, February 23, 2012.

The two moderate quakes also come following reports of a seismic swarm occurring in the same region, beginning early Wednesday morning.

Over a 14 hour period,  more than 60 earthquakes measuring at 3.2 and below, occurred in the area between the Mauna Loa and Kilauea volcanoes.


This morning’s 4.3 quake was centered 3 miles NW of the Kilauea Summit; 5 miles W of Volcano; 11 miles WSW of Glenwood; and 25 miles SW of Hilo.


The depth of the quake was 3.5 miles, according to the USGS.

*** Supporting information courtesy USGS and Hawaii Volcanoes National Observatory.

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