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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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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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