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Seismic waveforms of the earthquakes on Saturday, June 27, 2015 via the USGS monitoring equipment.

Magnitude 5.2 earthquake southeast of Kīlauea Volcano’s summit Saturday (June 27)

The U.S. Geological Survey’s Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) recorded a magnitude-5.2 earthquake beneath the Island of Hawaiʻi on Saturday, June 27, 2015, at 10:10 p.m., HST.

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5.2M Quake shakes up Big Island Saturday night (June 27)

A 5.2 magnitude earthqake rocked the Big Island at 10:10 p.m. Saturday (June 27). According to the United States Geological Survey website and via social media the quake was felt island-wide as it lasted a few seconds. Objects fell and buildings rumbled in East Hawaii during the quake. There was no tsunami generated by this […]

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Strong quake in Fiji Islands, no tsunami threat

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.5 occurred in the Fiji Islands region at 11:28 a.m. HST on Sunday, June 21, 2015. Based on all available data… there is no tsunami threat from this earthquake.

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Lobby of the US Geological Survey’s National Earthquake Information Center in Golden, Colorado. USGS photo.

Volcano Watch: What does the National Earthquake Information Center have to do with Hawaii?

During Hurricane Iselle, HVO systems were down for several days, during which the NEIC in Colorado backed up HVO’s earthquake monitoring operations.

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Very strong 7.8M quake off-shore Japan, no tsunami threat Saturday (May 30)

An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.8 occurred in the Bonin Islands, Japan region at 1:23 a.m. HST, Saturday, May 30, 2015. Based on all available data… there is no tsunami threat because the earthquake is located too deep inside the earth.

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Strong 6.7M quake near Alaska, no tsunami threat

An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.7 occurred inthe Alaska peninsula at 9 p.m. HST on Thusday, May 28, 2015. Based on all available data… there is no tsunami threat from this earthquake.

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Second strong quake in Santa Cruz Islands Friday (May 22), no tsunami threat

An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.8 occurred in the Santa Cruz Islands region at 1:59 p.m. HST Friday, May 22, 2015. Based on all available data… there is no tsunami threat from this earthquake.

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Strong 6.9M earthquake near Santa Cruz Islands, no tsunami threat Friday (May 22)

An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.9 occurred in the Santa Cruz Islands region at 11:45 a.m. HST Friday, May 22, 2015. Based on all available data… there is no tsunami threat from this earthquake.

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Strong quake near the Santa Cruz Islands, no tsunami threat

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.9 occurred in the Santa Cruz Islands at 12:48 p.m. HST on Wednesday, May 20, 2015. Based on all available data… there is no tsunami threat from this earthquake.

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Seismic recordings in Hilo of Saturday morning's quakes on May 9, 2015.

Pair of quakes shake the Big Island early Saturday morning (May 9)

A pair of temblors rocked the Big Island early Saturday morning (May 9). At 2:17 a.m. a 3.1 magnitude (preliminary) quake struck the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park area while a second quake of 4.5 magnitude (preliminary) shook a minute later at 2:18 a.m. west of Pahala.

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Very strong 7.1M quake in Solomon Islands, no tsunami threat to Hawaii Wednesday (May 6)

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.2 occurred in the Solomon Islands at 9:10 p.m. HST, Wednesday, May 6, 2015. 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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Very strong 7.4M quake in Papua New Guinea, no tsunami threat to Hawaii, epicenter area on alert

Based on all available data a destructive Pacific-wide tsunami is not expected and there is no tsunami threat to Hawaii. Hazardous tsunami waves are possible for coasts located within 300 km of the earthquake epicenter.

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