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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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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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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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Visitors at Jaggar Museum overlook on Sunday evening enjoy the glow emanating from the lava lake deep within Halema‘uma‘u Crater. Temporary new operating hours for the park are 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. ​Photo courtesy of NPS Volunteer Janice Wei

Modified hours for Hawaii Volcanoes National Park due to quake damage

Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park on Monday announced that new operating hours for visitation will be 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily until further notice. In addition, Kīlauea Visitor Center (KVC) has resumed normal operating hours, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Jaggar Museum has resumed normal operating hours from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. The […]

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HELCO urges residents to stay away from downed power poles and lines

Hawai‘i Electric Light wants to remind the community that electricity can be dangerous and electrical safety should never be taken for granted. “Continued lava activity in the Leilani Estates subdivision has caused electric lines and other utility equipment to fall,” said company spokesperson Rhea Lee-Moku. “Everyone should treat lines, transformers, and other utility equipment as […]

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Big Island eruptions and earthquakes result in public school closures and early releases

The Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) closed three Pahoa area schools early Friday morning, May 4, 2018, due to volcanic activity in the area. Pahoa High and Intermediate, Pahoa Elementary and Keonepoko Elementary were closed for the entire day. HIDOE will be assessing damage to school facilities in response to a reported 6.9-magnitude earthquake […]

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Earthquake causes power outage for Hawai‘i Electric Light customers

Hawai‘i Electric Light reports that about 14,400 customers experienced a power outage at 12:33 p.m. today following a 6.9 magnitude earthquake. Power was restored to all customers by 2:20 p.m. “The strong earthquake caused a substation transformer to shake resulting in a fault,” said company spokesperson Rhea Lee-Moku. “Employees worked to reroute power to other […]

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Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park closing due to strong and damaging earthquakes

Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park is evacuating all visitors and non-emergency staff today due to a series of strong and damaging earthquakes that continue to rock Kīlauea Volcano. The park – including the Kahuku Unit – will remain closed until it is deemed safe to reopen.

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The Hilo Downtown Post Office has been temporarily closed as the building is inspected for quake damage

The Hilo Downtown Post Office, located in the Hilo Federal Building at 154 Waianuenue Avenue, has been temporarily closed. The entire building was shut down due to structural concerns in the wake of the earthquakes that have accompanied the eruption. Beginning Saturday, May 5, and until further notice, Hilo Downtown’s PO Box customers are asked […]

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Quakes continue to rock Hawaii Island, no tsunami threat

Numerous earthquakes are striking Hawaii Island with a strong 6.0 magnitude (preliminary) at 12:33 p.m. Friday (May 4).

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Moderate 5.7M earthquake strikes Hawaii Island Friday morning (May 4), no tsunami threat

A moderate earthquake with a magnitude of 5.7 has struck the south flank of Kilauea volcano at 11:33 a.m. Friday (May 4). There is no tsunami threat. Numerous aftershocks are being felt throughout the island.

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Governor Ige supports evacuated residents, first responders, Pāhoa businesses on Hawai‘i Island

Gov. David Ige traveled to Hawai‘i Island on Friday for briefings with Mayor Harry Kim and the Hawai‘i County Civil Defense, and to check on evacuated residents from the Leilani Estates and Lanipuna Gardens subdivisions.

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