Fresh quakes hit Hawaii after Kilauea volcano erupts, hundreds flee

Fresh quakes hit Hawaii after Kilauea volcano erupts, hundreds fleeBy Terray Sylvester PAHOA, Hawaii (Reuters) – GA series of fresh earthquakes on Friday, including a powerful magnitude 6.9, hit Hawaii’s Big Island, where the Kilauea volcano has been spewing fountains of lava into residential areas and forcing hundreds to evacuate. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said the strongest tremor at 12:32 p.m. (2332 GMT) measured 6.9, a magnitude capable of causing severe damage. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said the quake, whose epicenter was on the south flank of the volcano, was not large enough to cause a tsunami although it generated sea level changes around the island of up 15.7 inches.



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