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UPDATE: No Tsunami Following 5.2M Volcano Earthquake

June 27, 2015, 10:32 PM HST
* Updated June 28, 1:30 AM
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***Updated at 1:08 a.m. on Sunday, June 28 to update magnitude and include information from Hawaiian Volcano Observatory. ***

The United States Geological Survey has upgraded the magnitude of Saturday’s Volcano earthquake to a 5.2.

Hawaiian Volcano Observatory’s Seismic Network Manager Wes Thelen commented on the earthquake late Saturday, saying at it was at a depth of about 5.3 miles.

In addition, HVO’s Scientist-in-Charge Tina Neal noted that the earthquake did nothing to change the current status of Kilauea’s current eruptions. “HVO monitoring networks have not detected any significant changes in activity at the summits or rift zones of Kilauea or other Hawaiian volcanoes.”

Following the earthquake five aftershocks were reported within the hour. The largest of them was a 3.1 magnitude aftershock that occurred at 10:54 p.m. According to HVO, additional aftershocks should be expected.

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*** Originally posted at 10:32 p.m. on Saturday, June 27. ***

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No tsunami is expected, according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center, following a 5.0 magnitude earthquake near Volcano.

The earthquake occurred on Saturday at 10:10 p.m.

United States Geological Survey officials say the earthquake was located 8 miles south of Volcano, 25 miles southwest of Hawaiian Paradise Park, 30 miles south-southwest of Hilo, 55 miles east-southeast of Kailua-Kona, and 219 miles southeast of Honolulu.

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