A magnitude 6.9 earthquake struck Hawaii Island on Friday, with its epicenter at the heart of the newly erupting Kilauea volcano. 2018 Long-term National Seismic Hazard Map.

Tue 14 Aug 2018 06.00 EDT Last modified on Tue 14 Aug 2018 06.01 EDT. Lava has been shooting out of cracks in the ground in an area where many people live. Lava has been shooting out of cracks in the ground in an area where many people live. For residents of the Big Island of Hawaii, Friday was a day of fraught nerves as a strong earthquake shook their homes, which are increasingly threatened by a …

Earthquakes are shaking around parts of Kilauea months after the eruption began, and weeks after the recent eruption paused and perhaps stopped. The map is based on the most recent USGS models for the conterminous U.S. Earthquake hazard map showing peak ground accelerations having a 2 percent probability of being exceeded in 50 years, for a firm rock site. From earthquakes to seeping lava, Hawaii's Big Island has seen plenty from nature since the first eruptions of Kilauea volcano. KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii -- A magnitude 5.3 earthquake hit the west side of the Big Island of Hawaii on Saturday, the U.S. Geological Survey said. Kilauea Eruption Now Threatens Hawaii With Damaging Earthquakes, Acid Rain, 'Vog' Eric Mack Contributor Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. Breena Kerr in Hawaii. Here's why. Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano erupted on Thursday, followed by a big earthquake on Friday.