Magnitude 5.5 earthquake on Kīlauea Volcano's south flank

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The U.S. Geological Survey's Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) recorded a magnitude-5.5 earthquake located beneath Kīlauea Volcano's south flank on Wednesday, March 13, at 12:55 a.m., HST. 

The earthquake was centered about 12 km (7.5 miles) southeast of KILAUEA caldera near the HOLEI Pali area of Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park at a depth of 6.7 km (4.1 mi).

Read the full HVO news release and see further details at the National Earthquake Information Center website