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A 5.6 Magnitude Earthquake Rocked Kīlauea This Morning — and There Could Be Another Eruption

This story originally appeared on AccuWeather.com.

A small explosion occurred at Kīlauea’s summit at 4:32 a.m. HST on Tuesday, June 5.

Pacific Tsunami Warning Center reports the event as an magnitude 5.6 earthquake. This is similar to other events of the past few weeks, according to a United States Geological Survey (USGS) tweet.

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There is no tsunami threat, but there could be another eruption.

Many of the previous eruptions have followed earthquakes. Kīlauea is currently under red warning, according the USGS.

Related: How Hawaii’s Kīlauea Volcano Eruption Compares to Others Around the World

The USGS declares a red warning if a “major volcanic eruption is imminent, underway, or suspected with hazardous activity both on the ground and in the air.”

Hawaii has experienced approximately 9,900 earthquakes in the last 30 days accompanied by ash plumes and spewing lava, according to USGS.

Related: A Brief Guide to Different Types of Volcanic Rock and Lava Flows

Volcanic eruptions and lava flows have devastated communities and evaporated lakes on the island.

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