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No Tsunami Generated From 4.2 Magnitude Earthquake

May 16, 2018, 9:03 AM HST (Updated May 16, 2018, 9:38 AM)
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UPDATE: May 16, 9:30 a.m.

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has downgraded this earthquake to a 3.7 magnitude earthquake.

Original Post:

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center reports the earthquake that occurred at approximately 8:36 a.m. on Wednesday, May 16, 2018, was NOT large enough to cause a tsunami for the Island of Hawai‘i.  There is NO tsunami threat for the island of Hawai‘i.

Preliminary data indicates that the earthquake measuring a magnitude of 4.2 was centered in the summit region of Kīlauea.

As in all earthquakes, be aware of the possibility of after shocks.  If the earthquake was strongly felt in your area, precautionary checks should be made for any damages; especially to utility connections of gas, water and electricity.

Again, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center reports the earthquake that occurred at approximately 8:36 a.m. was NOT large enough to cause a tsunami for the island of Hawai‘i.  NO tsunami threat.

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