A 5.6 Magnitude Earthquake Rocked Kīlauea This Morning — and There Could Be Another Eruption
Hawaii has had nearly 10,000 earthquakes in 30 days.
This story originally appeared on AccuWeather.com.
A small explosion occurred at Kīlauea's summit at 4:32 a.m. HST on Tuesday, June 5.
Pacific Tsunami Warning Center reports the event as an magnitude 5.6 earthquake. This is similar to other events of the past few weeks, according to a United States Geological Survey (USGS) tweet.
There is no tsunami threat, but there could be another eruption.
Many of the previous eruptions have followed earthquakes. Kīlauea is currently under red warning, according the USGS.
The USGS declares a red warning if a "major volcanic eruption is imminent, underway, or suspected with hazardous activity both on the ground and in the air."
Hawaii has experienced approximately 9,900 earthquakes in the last 30 days accompanied by ash plumes and spewing lava, according to USGS.
Volcanic eruptions and lava flows have devastated communities and evaporated lakes on the island.