Orange Watch: Officials still monitoring Kīlauea after earthquake swarm

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HONOLULU (KHON2) — Scientists at the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory continue to monitor Kīlauea after a swarm of earthquakes on Tuesday, Aug. 24.

The alert level remains at an “Orange Watch” and changes continue at the summit, but officials said Kīlauea is not erupting.

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The strong sequence of earthquakes began at around 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 23.

Officials believed the activity could potentially indicate shallow movement of magma beneath the south part of Kīlauea caldera.

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Scientists said they continued to see changes to the ground’s surface along with elevated seismic activity below the surface on Wednesday, Aug. 25, but rates have decreased since Tuesday.

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