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An Earthquake hit Hawaii on Flanks of Kilauea volcano

An Earthquake hit Hawaii on Flanks of Kilauea volcano

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An earthquake of magnitude 6.9 struck the Hawaiian archipelago on the flanks of Kilauea volcano on Friday, whose eruption the previous day caused lava flows, pink ash clouds and, more problematic, toxic fumes. The earthquake occurred at 1832 at a depth of 5 kilometres 16 km southwest of Leilani Estates, one of the localities where the authorities mobilised to keep hundreds of people away from the volcano.According to the US Geological and Seismological Agency (USGS), the earthquake occurred "almost exactly in the same place as the deadly earthquake of 1975, with a magnitude of 7.1" which left two dead and 28 wounded on the island of Hawaii, the largest of the American archipelago located in the Pacific.A previous magnitude 5.7 earthquake struck earlier Friday, and the authoritie...