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Date published: July 9, 2020

Volcano Watch—A Legendary part of the Wailuku River is again revealed

The "Hawaiian Sup‘pa Man," demi-god Maui, had several adventures on the Wailuku River in the legendary past. He rescued his mother, Hina, who lived in the cave behind Waiānuenue (Rainbow Falls), from Kuna, a threatening mo‘o (legendary giant lizard), eventually killing him and leaving his body as a small island in the pool fronting Hina's cave.

Date published: July 3, 2020

USGS HVO Press Release—Magnitude-4.3 earthquake under Kīlauea Volcano's south flank

The U.S. Geological Survey's Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) recorded a magnitude-4.3 earthquake located beneath Kīlauea Volcano's south flank on Friday, July 3, at 2:19 p.m., HST.

Date published: July 3, 2020

USGS HVO Press Release—Magnitude-4.6 earthquake on Kīlauea Volcano’s south flank

The U.S. Geological Survey's Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) recorded a magnitude-4.6 earthquake located beneath Kīlauea Volcano's south flank on Thursday, July 2, at 11:20 p.m., HST.

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