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Deadline to register for disaster assistance for Kilauea recovery is Wednesday (Sept 12)

Hawaii County residents with uninsured or underinsured damage or losses as a result of the Kilauea eruptions and earthquakes have until Sept. 12, 2018, to register with FEMA for disaster assistance and to apply for a low-interest disaster loan from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

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Very strong deep quake in Fiji Islands area, no tsunami threat

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center reports an earthquake has occurred in Fiji at 5:49 am. The earthquake had a reported magnitude of 8.1. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center reports there is no tsunami threat to the island of Hawai`i. Again, there is NO Tsunami Threat to the island of Hawaii.

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Strong quake in Japan, no tsunami threat

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.7 Occurred in the Hokkaido, Japan region at 8:07 a.m. HST on Wednesday, September 5, 2018. Based on all available data there is no tsunami threat from this earthquake.

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A team including National Park Service Geomorphologist Eric Bilderback log earthquake damage and assess stability along Crater Rim Trail at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. NPS Photo/Jon Christensen

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park making progress with repairs to reopen on September 22, 2018

Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park is completing emergency repairs and making progress towards reopening parts of the park by 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 22, National Public Lands Day.

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Very strong 7.1M quake Southeast of the Loyalty Islands, no tsunami threat to Hawaii

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.1 occurred Southeast of the Loyalty islands at 5:52 p.m. HST Tuesday, August 28, 2018. Based on all available data the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center reports there is no tsunami threat to Hawaii from this earthquake.

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Informational meeting in Volcano on August 2 regarding emergency planning

The County of Hawai’i will hold an informational meeting in Volcano Village on Thursday, August 2 at 5:30 p.m. at Cooper Center regarding emergency planning for the area. The meeting is aimed at providing information regarding County evacuation plans amid ongoing seismic activity at the Halemau’uma’u Summit that has compromised Highway 11, the main artery […]

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Epicenter of 4.6 magnitude earthquake Tuesday, June 19, 2018.

4.6 magnitude quake shakes Hawaii Island Tuesday afternoon (June 19)

A 4.4 magnitude (preliminary) earthquake struck the south flank of Kilauea Volcano. There is no tsunami expected from this quake.

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An ash plume rises from Halemaumau Crater at 4 p.m. HST Sunday, June 3, 2018. Image via USGS/HVO webcam

Earthquake at Kilauea summit sends ash plume up to 8,000 feet Sunday afternoon (June 3)

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center reports the earthquake that occurred at approximately 3:51 p.m. was NOT large enough to cause a tsunami for the Island of Hawaii. There is NO tsunami threat for the island of Hawaii. An ash plume at the Kilauea Summit reached up to 8,000 feet and the wind is blowing in […]

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Earthquake damage on Mamalahoa Highway (Route 11) in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. National Park Service Photo.

Earthquake causes cracks on highway and buildings at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

A magnitude-3.5 earthquake located 0.1 miles beneath the summit of Kīlauea Volcano around 11:30 a.m. Wednesday caused noticeable structural damage in park buildings and on Highway 11.

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Kilauea caldera drops three feet, and quakes create cracks on Mamalahoa Highway (Route 11)

The floor of Kilauea caldera has dropped approximately 3 feet (90 cm). This movement is stressing faults around the caldera of Kilauea, causing them to move and resulting in strong earthquakes of up to magnitude 4.4 thus far.

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Hawaiian Telcom offering free phone calls, WiFi at Pahoa, and Keaau shelters

Hawaiian Telcom is offering free local and long distance calling at the Pāhoa Regional Community Center (15-3022 Kauhale Street) and Kea‘au Community Center (16-186 Pili Mua Street) to support East Hawai‘i residents who evacuated their homes due to the recent volcanic eruptions.

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Epicenter of the quake at 11:53 p.m. Saturday, May 12, 2018.

Temblor of 4.6 magnitude shakes Hawaii Island late Saturday night (May 12)

Quake shakes Hawaii Island late Saturday night (May 12). The quake had a magnitude of 4.6 and was not strong enough to cause a tsunami. Aftershocks could be felt after the quake which was centered offshore from Puna.

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Earthquakes with a magnitude of 2 or greater from May 4-11, 2018. Map courtesy IRIS/Google Maps/Google Earth

Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for May 11, 2018

Fifty earthquakes were reported felt in Hawaii during the past week. Many were aftershocks associated with the magnitude-6.9 earthquake on May 4.

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Closure of Papaikou Mill Beach due to earthquake damage

Hawai‘i County Department of Parks and Recreation is informing the public that Papaikou Mill Beach will be closed until further notice due to damage sustained during the 6.9 magnitude earthquake that occurred on May 4, 2018. During the earthquake, a concrete wall overlooking the beach area sustained severe damage, which poses a risk to beachgoers.

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