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The Latest: Earthquake and ash eruption hit Kilauea volcano

Jun 6, 2018 Read more: SFGate
HONOLULU (AP) - The Latest on the eruption of Hawaii's Kilauea volcano (all times local): 5 p.m. A magnitude 5.6 earthquake has struck the summit of Hawaii's Kilauea volcano summit, sending a plume of ash and rock about 10,000 feet into the sky. Hawaii County officials said the Wednesday eruption could cause ash to fall over some populated areas, including the towns of Volcano and Pahala. The temblor came just hours after U.S. Geological Survey scientist Wendy Stovall said another eruption was imminent. Increased earthquake activity in the region earlier in the day fit what Stovall called a "pattern" for explosive eruptions at Kilauea's summit. No tsunami was generated by the earthquake, officials said.

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