Amani Hughes – April 19, 2018
A LARGE number of earthquakes have been felt beneath volcanoes across the world, sparking fears of major eruptions, so are any volcanoes erupting and could there be a violent explosion?
In Hawaii a total of 18 earthquakes have been measured under Kilauea volcano during the last 18 hours.
The largest earthquakes measured on the Big Island was a magnitude 2.2 earthquake measured on Wednesday, 6km southwest of the volcano.
In Mexico the Cerro Prieto volcano is showing an increase in activity with a magnitude 2.4 earthquake measured.
The volcano is located in the Mexican state of Baja California ad the quake measured might be volcanic in original at a depth of 12km.
Clear Lake Volcanic Field is located about 90 miles north of San Francisco and the most prominent volcanic feature is 300,000 year-old Mount Konocti.
Across the world, in Greece, a magnitude 2.7 earthquake was felt beneath the Nisyros volcano which may have been volcanic in its origin.
The Greek Island is in the Aegean and is the youngest volcano along a rift in the Southern Aegean and has experienced at least three major eruptions in the past 45,000 years.