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.
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