Earthquake Rattles Near Pāhala
A magnitude-4.0 earthquake rattled six miles east of Pāhala, at a depth of 20 miles below sea level, on Monday evening.
Hawaiian Volcanoes Observatory reports the earthquake had no apparent impact on either Mauna Loa or Kīlauea volcanoes. In a press release last night, HVO states the tumbler was part of the seismic swarm under the Pāhala area, which has been going on since 2019.
No damage to buildings or infrastructure is expected based on earthquake intensity. More than 100 people reported feeling the tremor within the first hour. Aftershocks are possible in the coming days to weeks.
HVO continues to monitor Hawaiian volcanoes for any changes.
See below for a list of the five most recent magnitude-4.0 or greater earthquakes in Hawaii:
- July 27, 2022: Magnitude-4.6 about 27 miles ESE of Nāʻālehu
- May 22, 2022: Magnitude-4.7 about two miles NW of Hōlualoa
- April 15, 2022: Magnitude-4.6 about six miles E of Pāhala
- April 15, 2022: Magnitude-4.3 about five miles E of Pāhala
- March 20, 2022: Magnitude-4.5 about 13 miles SSE of Waimea