A Series of High Earthquakes On Mauna Loa, Portend a New Eruption Of Largest Volcano

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Rarely do "large earthquakes" hit high up in Mauna Loa, and for Hawaii, 3 and up is considered large.  

But we just had a 3.3 today, and it was over 5000 feet above sea level.  

The last time Mauna Loa erupted, Kona was a sleepy but fun fishing village.   Now they have all the big box stores  and a population approaching 50,000.  

Large High Elevation Quakes (LHEQ)

It was one month after the Winter Solstice Quake at 1600 meters ASL.

And 7 months after the Summer Solstice Quake at 1700 meters ASL

These are the only Large High Quakes in recent history, except the single 2016 Quake

That seems very odd, and I have yet to come up with a hypothesis, and why the Solstice would cause magmatic generated quakes.

Location of today's high hit.





2020-01-21T21:10:05-05:00

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