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hawaii-volcan May 5, 2018 @ 20:33

Major quake hits Hawaii, prompts further volcano eruptions

by Agence France-Presse

A magnitude 6.9 earthquake shook Hawaii’s Big Island on Friday, prompting fresh eruptions of a volcano that is threatening residential neighborhoods, the US Geological Survey said.

It said the shallow temblor struck at 12:32 pm (2232 GMT) and was centered on the south flank of the Kilauea volcano, which first erupted on Thursday after a series of quakes on the island. It had a depth of five kilometers (3.1 miles).

“This is in almost exactly the same location as the deadly 1975 M 7.1 quake,” USGC said in a tweet.


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