Lō‘ihi Seamount

Lō‘ihi - Volcano Updates

Alert Level: UNASSIGNED, Color Code: UNASSIGNED 2020-03-05 02:47:26

HAWAIIAN VOLCANO OBSERVATORY MONTHLY UPDATE
U.S. Geological Survey
Wednesday, March 4, 2020, 4:47 PM HST (Thursday, March 5, 2020, 02:47 UTC)


LOIHI SEAMOUNT VOLCANO (VNUM #332000)
18°55'12" N 155°16'12" W, Summit Elevation -3199 ft (-975 m)
Current Volcano Alert Level: UNASSIGNED
Current Aviation Color Code: UNASSIGNED

Lō‘ihi's earthquake activity in the vicinity of the volcano increased during the last month, however, the rate is within the range observed over the past decade.


Background: Intermittent earthquake activity has been recorded in the vicinity of Lō‘ihi since as early as 1952. The most energetic earthquake sequence occurred in July-August 1996, which included more than 4,000 earthquakes, 95 of which were magnitude-4.0 to 4.9 events and nearly 300 were larger than magnitude 3 events. There are no working monitoring instruments on Lō‘ihi Volcano whose peak is about 1,000 m (3,280 ft) below sea level. All real-time information about the volcano is derived from land-based seismometers on the Island of Hawai‘i.


This notice contains additional volcanoes not displayed: Kilauea (NORMAL/GREEN), Hualalai (NORMAL/GREEN), Mauna Kea (NORMAL/GREEN), Haleakala (NORMAL/GREEN).

MORE INFORMATION:

Activity summary for Mauna Loa is also available by phone: (808) 967-8866

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FAQs of Mauna Loa: https://volcanoes.usgs.gov/observatories/hvo/faq_maunaloa.html

Summary of volcanic hazards from eruptions: https://volcanoes.usgs.gov/observatories/hvo/hawaii_hazards.html

Recent earthquakes in Hawaiʻi (map and list): https://volcanoes.usgs.gov/volcanoes/mauna_loa/monitoring_summary.html

Explanation of Volcano Alert Levels and Aviation Color Codes: https://volcanoes.usgs.gov/vhp/about_alerts.html


CONTACT INFORMATION:

askHVO@usgs.gov

The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory is one of five volcano observatories within the U.S. Geological Survey and is responsible for monitoring volcanoes and earthquakes in Hawaiʻi.