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April 29, 2015

No Advisories After Two 3+ Volcano, Hawaiʻi Quakes

There are no advisories issued after a 3.0 (preliminary magnitude) earthquake SW of Volcano on Big Island of Hawaiʻi reported at 7:35 a.m. HST on Wednesday, April 29, 2015.
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March 06, 2015

No Advisories After 3.7 Kailua-Kona Quake

There were no immediate advisories issued following a preliminary magnitude 3.7 earthquake reported at 12:22 a.m. today (Friday, March 6, 2015) on the West end of Hawaiʻi Island.
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September 03, 2013

Few Report Feeling 3.9 Labor Day Hawaiʻi Quake

Few people reported feeling a 3.9 local magnitude earthquake reported at 11 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 2, 2013. The quake was centered 60 miles NNE of Laupāhoehoe.
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April 13, 2013

No Tsunami After 4.2 Hawaiʻi Earthquake

There is no tsunami threat to Hawai'i following a 4.2 preliminary magnitude earthquake reported at 10:45 a.m. on Saturday, April 13, 2013, in the deep ocean northeast of the Big Island of Hawai'i, officials said.
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May 23, 2012

BRIEF: No Tsunami Following 3.8 Kona Coast Quake

There is no tsunami threat to Hawaii following a 3.8 magnitude earthquake reported in the deep ocean off the Kona Coast of the Big Island early this morning. The incident was reported at 3:44 a.m. on Wednesday, May 23, 2012.
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February 24, 2012

4.3 Kilauea Summit Earthquake, Seismic Swarm Continues

The 4.3 quake comes after a 4.1 earthquake reported in the same region about 7 hours earlier, and a seismic swarm that began in the region early Wednesday morning.
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February 23, 2012

Upcountry Maui Watershed Gets Portion of CIP Stimulus Funds

An estimated $1.5 million was released today for the design and construction of a new pipeline system for the Upcountry Maui Watershed. The Maui project funds were part of a larger $48.9 million appropriation...
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October 19, 2011

BREAKING: No Tsunami Following 4+ Magnitude Big Island Quake

There is no tsunami expected following a preliminary magnitude 4.3 earthquake (according to the USGS) off the Waikoloa region of the Big Island of Hawai'i.
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July 01, 2011

Morning Quake Rattles Big Island Kona Coast – No Tsunami

There is NO tsunami expected following a small earthquake reported this morning off the Big Island
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October 29, 2010

Earthquake off Hamakua Coast of Big Island, NO tsunami threat

A moderate earthquake was reported off the Hamakua Coast of the Big Island this afternoon (Friday, October 29, 2010). The preliminary magnitude was measured at 4.3 by the Hawaii Volcanoes Observatory
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February 23, 2010

3.5 Quake Shakes Kalapana Coast

A 3.5 magnitude earthquake was reported at 10:42 this morning offshore of the Kalapana Region of the Kilauea volcano.  The warning center out of Ewa Beach HI said there is no tsunami expected and no action is required.  Again, that quake was centered offshore of Kalapana at about 10:42 this morning. (Posted  by Wendy Osher... Read more »
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May 19, 2009


Completion of bridge replacement work at the Paihi Bridge in East Maui has been delayed by a week, due to complications caused by geological conditions. The road is now expected to reopen Monday, June 1, 2009. After the road’s scheduled reopening on Monday, June 1, additional brief closures lasting up to 3-4 hours may be... Read more »
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April 14, 2009


A sizeable earthquake was recorded on the Big Island of Hawaii this afternoon.  The US Geological Survey estimated the time of the quake at 12:45 p.m. and gave the tremor a preliminary magnitude of 5.1.  The quake was centered 9 miles SSE of Volcano.  The National Weather Service identified the specific area as the Hilina... Read more »
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March 09, 2009


A moderate earthquake was recorded off the Hamakua Coast of the Big Island this morning. The tremor was recorded at 9:45 a.m. The warning center on Oahu recorded the quake as a 5.2 magnitude. Preliminary estimates by the US Geological Survey posted a preliminary magnitude of 4.0. The depth was 6 and a half miles... Read more »
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