Scientists detect earthquake swarm at Hawaii volcano

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HONOLULU (AP) — Geologists accidental they’ve detected a swarm of earthquakes astatine Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano, though it isn’t erupting. The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory says the quakes began overnight and continued into the morning. More than 140 earthquakes were recorded arsenic of 4:30 a.m. The largest was magnitude 3.3. Most were little than magnitude 1. At the aforesaid clip arsenic the swarm, scientists recorded changes to the volcano’s crushed surface. The observatory says this whitethorn bespeak magma was moving beneath the southbound portion of Kilauea’s caldera. The observatory changed its volcano alert level to ticker from advisory, meaning Kilauea is showing heightened unrest with much imaginable for an eruption. 

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