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Epicenter of quake in Papua New Guinea Monday, May 6, 2019.

Very strong quake in Papua New Guinea, no tsunami threat to Hawaii Monday (May 6)

Epicenter of quake in Papua New Guinea Monday, May 6, 2019. This is a Civil Defense Earthquake Information message for 11:25 a.m., Monday, May 6, 2019. An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.1 has occurred near Papua New Guinea. There is NO TSUNAMI THREAT to the Island and State of Hawaii. You will be informed should conditions […]

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magnitude-4.2 earthquake on Saturday, April 27, 2019, at 5:26 p.m. HST

A light 4.2M quake shakes Hawaii Island Saturday (April 27)

The U.S. Geological Survey’s Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) recorded a magnitude-4.2 earthquake on Saturday, April 27, 2019, at 5:26 p.m. HST.

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Strong quake in Philippines, no tsunami threat Monday (April 22)

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.6 occurred in Samar, Philippines at 7:38 p.m. HST on Monday April 22 2019. Based on all available data there is no tsunami threat from this earthquake.

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Location of the 5.3 magnitude earthquake at 5:09 p.m. HST, Saturday, April 13, 2019.

Hawaiian Volcano Observatory records 5.3M quake and aftershocks in Kona Saturday (April 13)

Three aftershocks were recorded within an hour of the earthquake, including a magnitude-3.0 event approximately 11 minutes following the mainshock. Additional aftershocks are expected.

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Moderate 5.3 magnitude earthquake rocks Hawaii Island Saturday (April 13)

This is a Civil Defense Earthquake update message for 6 p.m., Saturday April 13, 2019. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center reports no Tsunami from the earthquake. Reports throughout the island report damage along some roadways. Hawaii Volcanoes Observatory reports no activity or change in status of the volcanoes on Hawaii Island.

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Strong quake near Alaska, no tsunami threat Tuesday (April 2)

TSUNAMI INFORMATION STATEMENT NUMBER 1NWS PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER EWA BEACH HI2146 UTC TUE APR 2 2019..PTWC TSUNAMI INFORMATION STATEMENT…PRELIMINARY EARTHQUAKE PARAMETERS——————————— * MAGNITUDE      6.5 * ORIGIN TIME    2136 UTC APR 2 2019 * COORDINATES    52.0 NORTH  178.0 EAST * DEPTH          31 KM / 19 MILES * LOCATION       RAT ISLANDS  ALEUTIAN ISLANDS  ALASKAEVALUATION———- * AN EARTHQUAKE WITH A PRELIMINARY MAGNITUDE OF 6.5 […]

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Map of selected earthquakes beneath a portion of southeast Hawai`i from May 4, 2018 to March 14, 2019, showing principally aftershocks following May 4, 2018 M6.9 earthquake. Black dots indicate epicenters of 13,083 earthquakes located during this time interval; yellow stars show locations of the M6.9 earthquake and the March 13, 2019 M5.5 earthquake. Data source: U S Geological Survey, Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.

Volcano Watch: Magnitude 5.5 earthquake – a bump in the night toward a mo​re typical seismic background

This is the same fault that was responsible for last May’s M6.9 earthquake.

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The seismic waveform of the March 13, 2019 earthquake measured at the Volcano Golf Course by the USGS.

USGS: Magnitude-5.5 earthquake on Kīlauea Volcano’s south flank, March 13, 2019

The U.S. Geological Survey’s Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) recorded a magnitude-5.5 earthquake located beneath Kīlauea Volcano’s south flank on Wednesday, March 13, at 12:55 a.m., HST.

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Epicenter of the early morning Wednesday, March 13, 2019 earthquake.

Early morning 5.5 magnitude quake strikes Hawaii Island, no tsunami threat Wednesday (March 13)

A 5.5 magnitude earthquake occurred on Kilauea Volcano at 12:55 a.m. Wednesday, March 13, 2019. No tsunami is expected from this quake. According to the USGS ‘Did you feel it?’ website the quake was felt throughout Hawaii Island.

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Three vent sites in Leilani Estates subdivision at 6:30 a.m. Friday, May 4, 2018. The area has been evacuated due to fumes, fire and lava hazards. Photos by Steven Royston | Special to Hawaii 24/7

Kilauea eruption recovery webpage available for those impacted

A webpage dedicated to Kīlauea eruption recovery is now live on the County site at www.hawaiicounty.gov/kilauea-e…

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Very strong quake in Peru, no tsunami threat Thursday (Feb 28)

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.1 has occurred in central Peru at 10:51 HST on Thursday, February 28, 2019. Based on all available data there is no tsunami threat because the earthquake is located too deep inside the earth.

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Very strong 7.5M quake in Ecuador, no tsunami threat

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.5 occurred in the Peru-Ecuador border region at 12:17 a.m. HST on Friday, February 22, 2019. Based on all available data there is no tsunami threat because the earthquake is located too deep inside the earth.

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Deadline for Kilauea Eruption SBA disaster loan applications is March 14, 2019

Director Tanya N. Garfield of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Disaster Field Operations Center-West today reminded Hawaii small businesses of the March 14, 2019, deadline to apply for an SBA federal disaster loan for economic injury caused by the Kilauea volcanic eruption and earthquakes that occurred May 3 – Aug. 17, 2018.

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Volcano Watch: Why do some Hawaii earthquakes occur so far offshore?

Seismologists call these events “flexural earthquakes” to reflect their cause (bending of the Pacific Plate).

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