Earthquake Rattles Big Island, No Tsunami Threat Expected

July 5, 2021, 2:46 PM HST
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The National Weather Service’s Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Honolulu reported that there is no tsunami threat following an earthquake that struck the Big Island on the afternoon of Monday, July 5.

NWS indicated that a magnitude-5.0 quake occurred off the Hāmākua Coast at approximately 1:44 pm. It was not large enough to cause a tsunami for the Island of Hawai´i or any of the neighboring counties across the state.

The US Geological Service updated the earthquake to a M-5.2, noting that it struck around 12 kilometers North-Northwest of Kukuihaele at a depth of 26.9 kilometers.

As with all earthquakes, the possibility of aftershocks exists. 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.

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