National Weather Service Reports No Tsunami Warning Following Kona Earthquake

By Tiffany DeMasters
May 22, 2022, 12:37 AM HST
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The National Weather Service reported no tsunami warning after a magnitude 4.7 earthquake rumbled the Hualalai region in West Hawai‘i just before midnight on Saturday, May 21.

The U.S. Geological Survey reported the epicenter to be less than a mile northwest of Hōlualoa. Initially reported as a magnitude 4.5, USGS updated the tremor to 4.7.

USGS also recorded three temblors between Pāhala and Volcano earlier Saturday, ranging from magnitudes 2.5 to 2.7.

While NWS reports no tsunami warning, Hawai‘i County officials say they will inform the public should conditions change.

Tiffany DeMasters
Tiffany DeMasters is a reporter for Big Island Now. Tiffany worked as the cops and courts reporter for West Hawaii Today from 2017 to 2019. She also contributed stories to Ke Ola Magazine and Honolulu Civil Beat.
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