Earthquake swarm rocks the ground at Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano

A lava lake inside the Pu’u ‘Ō’ō  crater in Kilauea’s’ eastern rift zone during a previous eruption. (Image credit: Shutterstock)

Kilauea volcano gave scientists and local Hawaiians a scare this week, when a swarm of more than 140 earthquakes in just 12 hours prompted authorities to  raise the alarm over a possible imminent eruption. 

But now, Kilauea’s brief rumble is over; the volcano did not erupt and is barely registering any earthquakes, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) reported on Thursday (Aug. 26).

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