A magnitude-4.2 earthquake struck Sunday beneath the south flank of Kilauea Volcano, the U.S. Geological Survey’s Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reported.
The earthquake was centered about 9 miles south of the volcano, at a depth of about 5 miles, the observatory said. Weak to light shaking was reported on the island, according to the observatory.
Ken Hon, the observatory scientist in charge, in a statement said the quake had no apparent effect on the Kilauea or Mauna Loa volcanoes. Both volcanoes are within Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.