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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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Very strong 7.6 magnitude quake in South Pacific, no tsunami threat to Hawaii

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.6 occurred southeast of the Loyalty Islands at 6:18 p.m. HST on Tuesday, December 4, 2018. Based on all available data there is no tsunami threat to Hawaii. Tsunami waves have been observed near the epicenter. Based on all available data the tsunami threat has passed.

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Very strong 7.0 magnitude quake in Alaska, no tsunami threat to Hawaii

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.0 occurred in Southern Alaska at 7:29 a.m. HST on Friday, November 30, 2018. Based on all available data there is no tsunami threat to Hawaii from this earthquake. The Tsunami Warning for Alaska has been canceled as there has been no tsunami observed.

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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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