3.8 magnitude earthquake rattles West Hawai‘i
A 3.8 magnitude earthquake rattled West Hawai‘i this morning.
According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake hit at 8:18 a.m. HST. It wasn’t clear where the epicenter of the tumbler was located, only that it was in the Hawai‘i region. However, the maps indicate it was somewhere between Hōlualoa and Keauhou.
Residents were reporting they felt the quake this morning on social media. One Facebook user wrote: “That felt bigger than recorded, my ukuleles fell off the wall and the pool sloshed over.”
Not long before the Keauhou quake, the Tsunami Warning Center issued an alert that a 7.3 magnitude quake hit Papua New Guinea at 8:04 a.m. HST. Based on the available data, the warning center reports no tsunami threat to Hawai‘i.