Explosive Collapse at Kīlauea Releases Energy Equivalent to 5.5 QuakeJuly 24, 2018, 7:30 AM HST · Updated July 24, 7:52 AM Wendy Osher · 1 Comment
The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports that an explosive collapse event at Kīlauea summit occurred at 6:41 a.m. on Tuesday, July 24, 2018.
There was no tsunami generated from the seismic event that released energy equivalent to a 5.5 earthquake, according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.
An overflight of the ocean entry area on Monday showed lava flowing approximately a quarter mile from Isaac Hale and Pohoiki Boat Ramp, and slowly closing in on the popular recreation spot.
The USGS reports that since May 3, 2018, Kīlauea Volcano’s lower East Rift Zone eruption has destroyed more than 700 structures, covered more than 32 sq km (12.4 sq mi) of land with black lava, and added more than 700 acres of new land to the island.