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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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Light 4.6M quake south of Hawaii Island, no tsunami threat Thursday (Feb 7)

This is a Civil Defense Message for 9:30 a.m., Thursday, February 7, 2019. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center reports the earthquake that occurred at approximately 9:07 a.m. was not large enough to cause a Tsunami. There is no Tsunami Threat to the Island of Hawaii. Preliminary Data indicates that the earthquake was measuring a magnitude […]

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Strong quake near Chile, no tsunami threat to Hawaii Saturday (Jan 19)

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.8 occurred near the coast of Central Chile at 3:33 p.m. HST on Saturday, January 19, 2019. Based on all available data there is no tsunami threat from this earthquake.

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Very strong quake near Indonesia, no tsunami threat

An earthquake with the preliminary magnitude of 7.0 has ocurred in the area of Indonesia at 7:27 a.m. HST Sunday, January 6, 2019. 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 7.0M quake in the Philippines, no tsunami threat to Hawaii

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.2 has occurred in Mindanao, Philippines at 5:39 p.m. HST, Friday, December 28, 2018. There is no longer a tsunami threat from this earthquake. Based on all available data there is NO TSUNAMI THREAT TO HAWAII.

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Large quake in Tonga, no tsunami threat Sunday (Dec 23)

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.5 occurred in the Tonga islands at 1:09 p.m. HST on Sunday, December 23, 2018. Based on all available data there is no tsunami threat from this earthquake.

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Very strong 7.3 magnitude quake near Russia, no tsunami threat to Hawaii

An earthquake with the preliminary magnitude of 7.3 occured near Russia at 7:02 a.m. HST on Thursday, December 20, 2018. 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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