Hawaii quake prompts fears of possible volcanic eruption

A 4.7-magnitude earthquake shook Hawaii's Big Island this morning amid ongoing fears Kilauea Volcano may erupt.

Reports from Hawaii said the quake followed hundreds of smaller earthquakes that have prompted preparations for a possible eruption.

The US Geological Survey has issued a volcano watch after an open vent below the nearby lava lake collapsed and triggered the quakes.

Plumes of pink smoke have been coming up out of the volcano and the quake was widely felt by residents.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre reported there was no tsunami warning issued.