Kīlauea alert level drops to yellow after earthquake activity subsides

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HONOLULU (KHON2) — Kīlauea’s alert level was lowered to a “Yellow Advisory” on Thursday, Aug. 26.

Officials at the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory said earthquake activity and ground deformation levels have gone down since Wednesday, Aug. 25.

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HVO scientists said the lowered alert level means there is no longer an immediate potential for an eruption.

On Tuesday, Aug. 24, Kīlauea’s alert level was raised to “Orange Watch” after a swarm of earthquakes below the volcano’s surface.

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