Kilauea Quakes

Eruptions in Hawaii

For three days, the earth shook around the remote High Sierra town of Mammoth Lakes, Calif., as more than 1,000 tremors struck. Geologists watched closely for evidence of a long-predicted eruption, but the local volcanoes behaved. Not so some 2,500 miles to the west, where Madam Pele (pronounced Pay-lay), the legendary goddess of Hawaiian volcanoes, was in full and fiery glory. After 48 hours of intermittent though spectacular spits and smolderings, Kilauea volcano, in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on the island of Hawaii, erupted in a nocturnal display of geothermal pyrotechnics that shot fire fountains as high as 500...

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