SINGAPORE (Reuters) - An earthquake of magnitude 6.1 struck off the Pacific island nation of Tonga on Saturday, the United States Geological Survey said.
A magnitude 5.5 earthquake shook the Kilauea summit Sunday, resulting in an ash plume that reached up to 8,000 feet, according to Hawaii County Civil Defense.
The earthquake happened at approximately 3:51 p.m. local, according to the US Geological Survey. It did not cause a tsunami threat, according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.
But the Hawaii Civil Defense Agency said that fallout will affect the volcano and Pahala areas, and cautioned about the possibility of aftershocks.
A 4.7 magnitude earthquake has hit a remote part of Western Australia, with reports residents felt the impact over 100 kilometres away.