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USGS Presentation on Mauna Loa and Deep Pāhala Earthquakes

4:01 AM · Nov 2, 2022

Ken Hon, Scientist-in-Charge of the USGS Hawaiian Volcanoes Observatory, presentation given to the Pahala community. Ken goes over what is known about the deep Pahala earthquakes that have been frequently occurring since 2019, and the recent M5.0 earthquake on October 14th that was associated with Mauna Loa. Talk also includes discussion of historical large earthquakes on Hawaii Island, faults around the island, Mauna Loa eruptions relation with large earthquakes, and ongoing research to understand more about the geologically complex area of Pahala. We thank Two Pineapples on YouTube for filming this presentation. Edited by Dane DuPont. Video:


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