Alert: No Tsunami expected after 5.0 earthquake on Big Island’s Mauna Loa
A 5.0 magnitude earthquake occurred at 9:07 a.m. Friday on the southeastern flank of Mauna Loa on the Big Island, but no tsunami is expected, according to the National Weather Service’s Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Honolulu.
Some areas may have experienced strong shaking.
The US Geological Survey released the approximate location of the quake to nearby places:
- Pāhala, Hawaiʻi, 4.9 miles N
- Hawaiian Paradise Park, Hawaiʻi, 46.4 miles NE
- Kailua-Kona, Hawaiʻi, 48.3 miles NW
- Hilo, Hawaiʻi, 48.8 miles NNE
- Honolulu, Hawaiʻi, 214.9 miles NW
About 25 “felt” responses from people in Hilo, Volcano and Nāʻālehu areas on the Big Island were reported within 25 minutes to the USGS “Did You Feel It?” site.
The Hawai’i County Civil Defense Agency said if the earthquake was strongly felt in your area, precautionary checks should be made for any damages. People should check for the structural integrity of their utility connections to gas, water and electricity.
No further information will be issued unless additional data is received, according to the warning center’s alert.