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No Tsunami from Earthquake at Kīlauea Summit

June 3, 2018, 5:01 PM HST
* Updated June 3, 6:56 PM
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The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center reports that a 5.5 magnitude earthquake struck the Big Island of Hawai‘i in the Summit Region of the Kīlauea Volcano.

No Tsunami is expected, however, some areas may have experienced strong shaking.

ORIGIN TIME – 0351 PM HST 03 JUN 2018
COORDINATES – 19.4 NORTH 155.3 WEST
LOCATION – IN THE SUMMIT REGION OF KILAUEA VOLCANO
MAGNITUDE – 5.5

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center reports the earthquake that occurred at approximately 3:51 p.m. 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 5.5 was centered at the Kīlauea Summit.

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As in all earthquakes, be aware of the possibility of aftershocks.  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.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: An ash plume at the Kīlauea Summit reached up to 8,000 feet and wind is blowing in the southwest direction. Fallout will affect the Volcano and Pahala areas.

This image is from a research camera mounted in the observation tower at the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory. The camera is looking SSE towards the active vent in Halemaʻumaʻu, 1.9 km (1.2 miles) from the webcam. For scale, Halemaʻumaʻu is approximately 1 km (0.6 mi) across and about 85 m (~280 ft) deep. Photo taken at 5 p.m. Sunday, June 3, 2018.

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