No tsunami threat following magnitude 5.1 earthquake near Kīlauea Volcano
A magnitude 5.1 earthquake occurred near Kīlauea Monday evening rattling at a depth of 1 mile below sea level and 9 miles south southeast of the volcano.
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center reports there is no tsunami threat to the Island and State of Hawai‘i.
The size and location of this earthquake indicate it is related to shallow movement on the pali system of Kīlauea volcano’s south flank and is not directly related to volcanic activity. One magnitude 3 aftershock occurred. Aftershocks will likely continue, some large enough to be felt locally.
According to Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, volcanists see no detectable changes in activity at Kīlauea as a result of these earthquakes. The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory continues to monitor for any changes.