4.2-Magnitude Quake Rattles Near Kīlauea Volcano
No tsunami warning was issued following a 4.2-magnitude earthquake that rattled Pāhala early this morning.
The tumbler was recorded at 2:04 a.m. at a depth of 21 miles below sea level. Officials from the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory report the quake had no apparent impact on either Mauna Loa or Kīlauea volcanoes. Aftershocks are possible in the coming days to weeks.
According to HVO, this morning’s earthquake is part of the seismic swarm under the Pāhala area, about 12 miles north of Volcanoes National Park, which has been going on since 2019. Earthquakes in this region have been observed at least as far back as the 1960s.
Experts continues to monitor Hawaiian volcanoes for any changes.
No damage to buildings or infrastructure expected based on earthquake intensity. More than 40 individuals reported feeling it within the first hour, according to the USGS “Did You Feel It” report. It was felt across the Big Island.
The National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration reported no warnings, advisories or threats as a result of the tumbler.