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Strong earthquakes off the coast of Canada, no tsunami threat to Hawaii

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.8 occurred in the Vancouver Island, Canada region at 8:16 p.m. HST Sunday, October 21, 2018. Based on all available data there is no tsunami threat from this earthquake.

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Volcano Watch: Aftershocks of the 2018 magnitude-6.9 earthquake expected to continue

What causes these earthquakes, and how long will they last?

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Very strong quake in Papua New Guinea area, no tsunami threat to Hawaii

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.3 occurred in the New Britain Region, Papua New Guinea area at 10:48 a.m. HST, Wednesday, October 10, 2018. Based on all available data the time for a tsunami threat has passed.

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A new fissure erupted this evening near fissures 2 and 7, beginning with small lava spattering at about 8:44 p.m. HST. By 9:00 p.m., lava fountains as high as about 70 m (230 ft) were erupting from the fissure. Photo taken Saturday, May 5, 2018 courtesy of U.S. Geological Survey

Disaster emergency relief period extended for Hawaii Island’s volcanic eruption recovery

Gov. Ige has signed a fourth supplementary proclamation to support Hawai‘i Island’s recovery from Kilauea Volcano’s lava flows and activity. This fourth supplementary proclamation once again extends the authority to spend state funds as appropriated to protect the health, safety and welfare of Hawai‘i county residents. The proclamation also supports the state’s effort to provide […]

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Strong 6.6 magnitude quake in the Fiji islands area, no tsunami threat

An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.6 occurred in the Fiji Islands region at 12:52 a.m. HST on Sunday, September 30, 2018. Based on all available data there is no tsunami threat from this earthquake.

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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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