HAWAII has been rocked by 52 earthquakes in a 24 hour period after an eruption of the Kilauea volcano and a 5.5 magnitude quake on Sunday.
Hawaii – 30 earthquakes in the last 4 hours
High Alert: Hawaii volcano - USGS reveals Kilauea eruption sparks 51 earthquakes a day
HAWAII has been rocked by 52 earthquakes in a 24 hour period after an eruption of the Kilauea volcano and a 5.5 magnitude quake on Sunday, according to the United States Geological Society (USGS).
The quakes struck the island between 11am Tuesday June 5 and 11am today.
The USGS’s latest earthquake map shows that out of the 82 earthquakes to strike the world in the last 24 hours, with a magnitude of at least 2.5, more than half have been in the island of Hawaii.
Last night in a statement, the USGS said: “Vigorous eruption of lava continues from the lower East Rift Zone fissure system in the area of Leilani Estates and Lanipuna Gardens.”
More than 115 homes have been destroyed from the molten lava flows in the four weeks since lava began flowing.
The earthquake on Sunday sent an ash plume 8,000 feet into the sky, but it did not cause a tsunami threat, according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre.
According to Brian Shiro, supervisory geophysicist at the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, there were 500 quakes in the summit area of Kilauea in 24 hours over the weekend, which is the highest rate ever measured.
Between May 4 and June 4, nearly 10,000 earthquakes have shaken the island according to the USGS, varying in strength.
The USGS said this eruption has lasted longer than the 1955 and 1924 volcanic events.
Thousands of residents in Hawaii have been evacuated since the volcanic eruption and most of the island’s National Park remains closed.
Video footage from a helicopter shows two seaside homes engulfed in flames and white steam and hydrochloric acid fumes billowing from the water.
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|ER||I Felt A (not Listed) Earthquake||Jun 06 23:59||4.6||0||MAP I Felt It|
|USGS||Masachapa, Nicaragua||Jun 06 23:38||4.7||21||MAP|
|EMSC||Near Coast Of Nicaragua||Jun 06 23:38||4.7||22||MAP I Felt It INFO|
|USGS||Southern East Pacific Rise||Jun 06 23:09||5.1||10||MAP I Felt It INFO|
|USGS||Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands||Jun 06 18:51||5.6||31||MAP|
|GEOFON||South Sandwich Islands Region||Jun 06 18:51||5.6||39||MAP I Felt It INFO|
|USGS||Thang, India||Jun 06 18:15||5.1||10||MAP|
|GEOFON||Eastern Kashmir||Jun 06 18:15||4.9||10||MAP|
|EMSC||Kashmir-xinjiang Border Region||Jun 06 18:15||4.9||10||MAP I Felt It INFO|
|USGS||Central Mid-atlantic Ridge||Jun 06 17:42||4.8||10||MAP I Felt It INFO|
|GEOFON||Northwest Of Madagascar||Jun 06 09:37||4.8||10||MAP I Felt It INFO|
|USGS||Pamandzi, Mayotte||Jun 06 09:37||4.9||10||MAP I Felt It INFO|
|GEOFON||Luzon, Philippines||Jun 06 09:12||4.9||10||MAP I Felt It INFO|
|EMSC||Southern Iran||Jun 06 07:51||4.7||15||MAP I Felt It INFO|
|GEOFON||Northern And Central Iran||Jun 06 07:51||4.7||10||MAP|
|EMSC||Biak Region, Indonesia||Jun 06 04:53||4.8||10||MAP|
|GEOFON||Irian Jaya Region, Indonesia||Jun 06 04:53||4.8||10||MAP I Felt It INFO|
|USGS||Manokwari, Indonesia||Jun 06 04:53||5.0||10||MAP|
|EMSC||Kermadec Islands Region||Jun 06 04:08||4.9||349||MAP|
|GEOFON||Kermadec Islands Region||Jun 06 04:08||4.9||353||MAP I Felt It INFO|
I wonder what could POSSIBLY go wrong.