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Damage to an unreinforced rock wall at Kalāhikiola Church in Kapa‘au, North Kohala, on the Island of Hawai‘i, following the magnitude-6.6 Kīholo and magnitude-6.0 Māhukona earthquakes in October 2006. USGS photo by J. Takahashi.

Volcano Watch: Reminders to be prepared for Nature’s fury

As we Drop! Cover! and Hold On! during this year’s Great Hawaiʻi ShakeOut let’s also dedicate a quiet moment to those adversely impacted by recent earthquakes.

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Strong quake in Fiji Islands area, no tsunami threat

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.5 occurred south of the Fiji Islands at 6:20 p.m. HST on Monday, September 26, 2017. Based on all available data there is no tsunami threat from this earthquake.

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Mangitude 4.2 quake shakes Oahu Friday (Sept 15)

The U.S. Geological Survey’s Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) recorded a magnitude-4.2 earthquake located off the northeast coast of O‘ahu on Friday, September 15, 2017, at 8:40 p.m. HST.

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Severe 8.1M earthquake near Mexico, no tsunami threat to Hawaii

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 8.1 occurred off the coast of Chiapas, Mexico at 06:49 p.m. HST on Thursday, September 7, 2017. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center has issued a tsunami threat message for other parts of the Pacific located closer to the earthquake. However based on all available data there is no […]

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Strong quake in Papua New Guinea area, no tsunami threat

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.6 occurred in the Admiralty Islands region, Papua New Guinea at 6:18 p.m. HST on Saturday, August 26, 2017. Based on all available data there is no tsunami threat from this earthquake.

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Magnitude 4.2 earthquake between the Islands of Maui and Hawaii Sunday (July 30)

The U.S. Geological Survey’s Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) recorded a magnitude-4.2 earthquake in the ‘Alenuihāhā Channel between the Islands of Maui and Hawaiʻi on Sunday, July 30, 2017, at 2:01 a.m. HST. The earthquake was located 26 km (16 mi) southeast of Kaupō, Maui, and 33 km (21 mi) northwest of Hāwī, Hawaiʻi, at a […]

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At 7:01 a.m. HST on Thursday, June 8, 2017 a 5.3 magnitude quake struck the south flank of Mauna Loa. USGS Graphic

Volcano Watch: Largest Hawaiian earthquake in a decade reminds us to be prepared

On June 8, 2017, many Island of Hawai‘i residents were awakened by a sharp jolt just past 7 a.m. This 5.3 magnitude natural wake-up call was the largest quake to strike Hawaii in over a decade.

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Very strong 7.8M quake near Russia, no tsunami threat for Hawaii

An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.8 occurred in the Komandorskiye Ostrova, Russia region at 1:34 HST on Monday, July 17, 2017. Based on all available data a destructive pacific-wide tsunami is not expected and there is no tsunami threat to Hawaii.

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Strong 6.6M quake in New Zealand, no tsunami threat Monday (July 10)

An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.6 occurred in the Auckland Islands region of New Zealand at 9 p.m. HST on Monday, July 10, 2017. Based on all available data there is no tsunami threat from this earthquake.

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Strong quake in the Philippines, no tsunami threat

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.9 occurred in Leyte, Philippines at 10:04 HST on Wednesday, July 5, 2017. Based on all available data… there is no tsunami threat from this earthquake.

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Left: A color-shaded bathymetry map of Lō‘ihi, a submarine volcano located southeast of the Island of Hawaiʻi. The summit region is marked by pit craters formed in connection with an eruption and earthquake swarm in July–August 1996. Right: Earthquakes in the vicinity of Lō‘ihi (same area as bathymetry map) located by the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory during a 30-day period ending June 22, 2017. Locations of the earthquakes are shown with dots; size indicates magnitude and color indicates time (blue represents earthquakes within two days of June 22, yellow within two weeks, and white within four weeks). For example, the blue dot east of Lō‘ihi was a magnitude-2.3 earthquake that occurred on June 22.

Volcano Watch: HVO logs renewed seismic activity at Lō‘ihi

The most recent confirmed eruption of Lō‘ihi occurred in 1996. That year, an energetic earthquake swarm began in July and quickly intensified, motivating a scientific expedition to Lō‘ihi.

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Morning quake in Ka`u area, no tsunami threat

This is a Civil Defense Message. This is an Earthquake Informational Message for Wednesday, June 21 at 10:20AM. Pacific Tsunami Warning Center reports the 4.4 magnitude earthquake near South Pt. that occurred at approximately 10:09AM was not large enough to cause a Tsunami for the Island of Hawaii.

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