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No Tsunami Generated From 4.2 Magnitude Earthquake

May 16, 2018, 9:03 AM HST
* Updated May 16, 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.

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

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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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