Slight Drop in Hawai‘i Island Earthquake Intensity

May 3, 2018, 7:56 AM HST (Updated May 4, 2018, 8:00 AM)

The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reported on Thursday May 3, 2018, at 6:45 a.m. that earthquake activity continues with a slight drop in intensity since yesterday.

Low-magnitude earthquake activity continues along the East Rift Zone in lower Puna, which includes Leilani Estates, Nanawale Estates, to the coastal area of Kapoho.

Due to this activity, Hawaiian Volcano Observatory indicates an eruption is possible but not imminent.

Because it is not possible to predict where an eruption could occur, the areas that could be affected are the regions surrounding Nanawale Estates, Leilani Estates and Kapoho.


The following impacts have occurred:

  • The Pohoiki Road is closed between Highway 132 and Leilani Avenue due to cracks.
  • Cracks within Leilani Estates have been reported.

Due to the possibility of an eruption, the following are issued:

  • Area motorists are advised to be on the alert for roadway damage.
  • Prepare and review your emergency plans in case you need to evacuate.

Stay alert and informed by listening to local radio stations for Civil Defense updates or call Civil Defense at (808) 935-0031.

List of Quakes for May 3, 2018, as of 7:15 a.m. HST

Date/Time localMag.Depth mi
2018-05-03 06:14:342.4-0.2
2018-05-03 05:54:052.81.2
2018-05-03 05:23:322-0.2
2018-05-03 05:03:292.11.2
2018-05-03 04:58:441.80.6
2018-05-03 04:49:042.53.4
2018-05-03 03:59:121.71.3
2018-05-03 03:51:532.31.1
2018-05-03 03:36:131.8-0.6
2018-05-03 03:03:082.41.4
2018-05-03 02:00:372.41.7
2018-05-03 01:33:512.25.8
2018-05-03 01:12:181.70.9
2018-05-03 01:08:482.42.6
2018-05-03 00:49:532.40.8
2018-05-03 00:45:481.8-0.2


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