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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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Epicenter of a 5.0 magnitude earthquake which struck at 10:31 a.m. HST Thursday, May 3, 2018. Map via USGS.

USGS reports quake was 5.0 magnitude Thursday morning (May 3)

The U.S. Geological Survey’s Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) recorded a magnitude-5.0 earthquake on Thursday, May 3, 2018, at approximately 10:31 a.m. HST.

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Epicenter of 4.4 magnitude (preliminary) quake at 10:30 a.m. Thursday (May 3). Map via USGS.

Quake of 5.0 magnitude rattles Hawaii Island Thursday morning (May 3)

At 10:31 a.m. Thursday (May 3) a moderate 5.0 magnitude earthquake shook Hawaii Island. The temblor was centered in the area south of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō Crater. There is no tsunami generated from this temblor.

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Recent earthquakes in the Puna area as of 10:22 a.m. Wednesday, May 2, 2018. Map via USGS

High rate of quakes continue in Puna as magma moves in east rift zone

According to a Civil Defense briefing early Tuesday, a magma dike, or pathway of rising magma, is making its way down to the lower Puna area past Pahoa-Kalapana Road (Route 130). Residents should prepare in case an eruption forces an evacuation.

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Fig. 68.  Church at Waiohinu wrecked by earthquake. [A copy of this print can be found at the Hawaiian Historical Society with writing on the back: “[on back] #24 H.L. Chase Fort Street Honolulu H.I. Waiohinu Church Destroyed by the Earthquake April 2, 1868.”

Volcano Watch: Seismic event devastated Ka‘ū 150 years ago

Estimated to have been at least magnitude-7.9, this earthquake struck near Pāhala in the Ka‘ū District of the Island of Hawaiʻi on April 2, 1868.

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Strong 6.9M quake in Papua New Guinea, no tsunami threat to Hawaii

An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.9 occurred in the New Britain Region, Papua New Guinea at 11:26 a.m. HST on Thursday, March 29 2018. There is no Pacific-wide tsunami and there is no tsunami threat to Hawaii.

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Strong quake in Papua New Guinea area, no tsunami threat

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.0 occurred in the New Britain Region, Papua New Guinea at 11:51 p.m. HST on Sunday, March 25, 2018. Based on all available data there is no tsunami threat from this earthquake.

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Strong quake in Papua New Guinea, no tsunami threat

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.8 occurred in the New Ireland region, Papua New Guinea at 7:40 a.m. HST on Thursday, March 8, 2018. Based on all available data there is no tsunami threat from this earthquake.

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Very strong quake in Mexico, no tsunami threat to Hawaii Friday (Feb 16)

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.5 occurred in Oaxaca, Mexico at 1:39 p.m.HST on Friday, February 16, 2018. Based on all available data there is no tsunami threat from this earthquake.

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Volcano Watch: Why do some earthquakes have negative depths?

Astute visitors to the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) website may have noticed that some recent earthquakes have negative depths.

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Very strong 7.9M quake near Alaska, tsunami watch for Hawaii is CANCELLED

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center has cancelled the Tsunami Watch for the State and Island of Hawaii. Based on available data, there is no tsunami threat to the State and island of Hawaii.

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Very strong 7.1M quake near the coast of Peru, no tsunami threat to Hawaii

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.3 occurred near the coast of central Peru at 11:19 p.m. HST on Saturday, January 13, 2018. Based on all available data there is no tsunami threat to hawaii. Based on the preliminary earthquake parameters hazardous tsunami waves are possible for coasts located within 300 km (186 miles) […]

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