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Information Statement on Lō‘ihi seamount earthquake swarm

The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory has released a Volcano Notification Service Information Statement regarding the recent increase in earthquake activity at Lō‘ihi seamount.

Color graphic showing May 2020 earthquakes in Hawaii
May 2020 earthquake swarm at Lōʻihi seamount. (USGS map. Public domain.)

Lō‘ihi seamount is an active volcano on the seafloor south of Kīlauea Volcano, about 30 km (19 miles) from the shoreline of the Island of Hawai‘i. There is no indication that a submarine eruption has occurred and there are no significant hazards of concern to the Island of Hawai‘i at this time. Read the Information Statement here.