HONOLULU (AP) - The Hawaiian Volcanoes Observatory is reporting a swarm of small earthquakes about three miles from the summit of Kilauea volcano on the Big Island.
The agency says it recorded more than 60 earthquakes after 1 a.m. Wednesday. The largest was a magnitude-3.2 earthquake just before 7 a.m. Fourteen quakes were greater than magnitude-2.
The observatory said in a news release that seismic swarms in the area have sometimes come before changes in the decades-old eruption in Kilauea's east rift zone. But its monitoring networks haven't detected any changes resulting from the latest swarm.
The earthquakes were located along the Kaoiki Pali, a fault near the boundary between Mauna Loa and Kilauea volcanoes. A 6.6 earthquake struck there in 1983.
The observatory is part of the U.S. Geological Survey.