4.0 Magnitude Earthquake Shakes Pahala Area

June 20, 2020, 5:42 PM HST (Updated June 20, 2020, 5:42 PM)

A 4.0 magnitude earthquake in the Pahala area was not large enough to trigger a tsunami, officials confirmed Saturday afternoon.

The quake occurred at approximately 3:49 p.m. in the vicinity of the Southwest Rift Zone of Kīlauea, according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

As in all earthquakes, residents should be aware of the possibility of after-shocks.


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