More Earthquakes rattle Hawaii’s largest Volcano, Mauna Loa

A gaseous cloud rises from the crater of Mauna Loa, center, on the big island of Hawaii, April 4, 1984. The ground is shaking and swelling at Mauna Loa, the largest active volcano in the world, indicating that it could erupt. Scientists say they don't expect that to happen right away but officials on the Big Island of Hawaii are telling residents to be prepared in case it does erupt soon. (AP Photo/John Swart, File)

Luke 21:11 There will be great earthquakes, and in various places famines and pestilences. And there will be terrors and great signs from heaven

Important Takeaways:

  • Hawaii’s Mauna Loa volcano: Earthquakes rumble, sending warning signs of possible eruption
  • The U.S. Geological Survey’s Hawaiian Volcano Observatory said Wednesday that Mauna Loa continues to be in a state of heightened unrest on the Big Island.
  • The observatory detected 13 small-magnitude quakes in regions historically seismically active during periods of unrest on the volcano.
  • The current unrest — also indicated by inflation of the summit — is most likely being driven by renewed input of magma 2 to 5 miles beneath the summit.
  • Since its first well-documented eruption in 1843, the volcano has erupted 33 times, with its last eruption in 1984.
  • Officials are warning residents to be prepared in case it erupts soon.

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