A magnitude-5.2 earthquake struck the city of Volcano, Hawaii
The earthquake was near an active volcano but didn't cause any change in volcano's activity
An earthquake struck the Hawaiian city of Volcano on Saturday evening.
The magnitude-5.2 earthquake was followed by five aftershocks, the largest of them registering at magnitude 3.1, according to the U.S. Geological Survey’s Hawaiian Volcano Observatory. No injuries have been reported.
No stranger to earthquakes, the island of Hawaii has experienced 94 earthquakes in the past two weeks, the largest of them being the one that occurred Saturday.
Tsunamis are a concern on the island, but a tsunami is not expected this time, according to the National Weather Service’s Pacific Tsunami Warning Center. However, some areas may have experienced some shaking.
The city of Volcano is aptly named since it lies on the border of Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park. The park is home to two active volcanoes, including one of the world’s most active, Kīlauea, which is near the site of the earthquake.
Earthquakes can affect the eruption status of volcanoes, but no significant change in activity has been detected, according to the U.S. Geological Survey’s Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.