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M4.1 Earthquake on Kamaʻehuakanaloa (Lō‘ihi) Volcano, Statement from USGS-HVO

7:13 AM · Mar 27, 2023

Hawaiian Volcano Observatory — On Sunday, March 26, at 6:39 p.m. HST, a magnitude-4.1 earthquake occurred on Kamaʻehuakanaloa (Lō‘ihi) volcano, 32 mi (52 km) southeast of Nāʻālehu, Island of Hawaiʻi, at a depth of 4.8 mi (7.8 km) below sea level. The earthquake had no apparent impact on either Mauna Loa or Kīlauea volcanoes. The earthquake was preceded by M3.1 and M3.2 earthquakes on Kamaʻehuakanaloa occurring over the past 12 hours. It is unknown whether these events were caused by any volcanic or intrusive activity on Kamaʻehuakanaloa, but the earthquakes have had no apparent effect on Kīlauea or Mauna Loa volcanoes. Aftershocks are possible and could be felt. The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory continues to monitor Hawaiian volcanoes for any changes. EARTHQUAKE DESCRIPTION Magnitude: 4.1 Date and time: March 26, 2023, 6:39 p.m. HST Location: 32mi (52 km) southeast of Nāʻālehu, Island of Hawaiʻi Depth: 4.8 mi (7.8 km) below sea level Aftershocks are possible in the coming days to weeks


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