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NO TSUNAMI Following 5.6 Magnitude Earthquake at Summit

June 6, 2018, 4:31 PM HST
* Updated June 6, 5:12 PM
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The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center reports the earthquake that occurred at approximately 4:10 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.

Preliminary data indicates that the earthquake measuring a magnitude of 5.6 was centered at the Kīlauea Summit.

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 has been detected traveling to the southwest. Avoid ash by staying indoors.

Explosive eruption at Kīlauea summit, equivalent to energy release of M5.6 (preliminary), occurred at 4:07 PM HST. Ash plume reached 10,000 ft above sea level. Downwind communities may experience ashfall.

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Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports that an ash eruption at the Kīlauea Summit occurred at about 4:10 PM.  The resulting ash plume reached 10,000 feet high and may affect the surrounding areas.  The wind is blowing in the southwest direction and ash fallout may affect the areas of Volcano and Pahala.  Be on the alert.

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Due to the volcanic activity, the following is provided for your awareness:

  • If you are at home, stay indoors with the windows closed.  If you are outside, seek cover.
  • If you are in the car, keep the windows closed.  Ash fallout may cause poor driving conditions. Drive with extreme caution, or pull over and park.
  • After the hazard has passed, do check your home, and especially your catchment system for any impact that may affect your water quality.

Again, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center reports the earthquake that occurred at approximately 4:10 p.m. was NOT large enough to cause a tsunami for the island of Hawai‘i. NO tsunami threat.

If any additional information becomes available, you will be notified.

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