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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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Strong quake in the Palau region, no tsunami threat

An earthquake with the preliminary magnitude of 6.6 occurred in the Palau region at 2:23 p.m. HST Thursday, December 7, 2017. Based on all available data there is no tsunami threat from this quake.

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Strong quake in Costa Rica, no tsunami threat

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.8 occurred in Costa Rica at 4:28 p.m. HST on Sunday, November 12, 2017. 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 6.6 occurred in New Guinea, Papua New Guinea at 11:27 a.m. HST on Tuesday, November 7, 2017. Based on all available data… there is no tsunami threat from this earthquake.

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Another strong quake near New Caledonia Tuesday (Oct 31), no tsunami threat

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.8 occurred in the Loyalty Islands at 4:24 p.m. HST Tuesday, October 31, 2017. Based on all available data there is no tsunami threat from this earthquake.

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