Nearly 6,000 small, deep earthquakes recorded near Pahala since August 2019

An uptick in small, deep earthquakes has been recorded in a cluster near Pahala since August 2019. The map pictured here shows earthquakes on Hawaii Island during the past month. (USGS/Special to West Hawaii Today)

Nearly 6,000 earthquakes have been recorded in the past eight months beneath Kilauea’s lower Southeast Rift Zone near Pahala in Ka‘u.