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June 14, 2018

Explosive Eruptions Continue at Kīlauea, 5.4 Quake Overnight

Since the onset of the recent eruptive activity in May, there have been dozens of seismic events that have prompted statements from the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.
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June 13, 2018

How Much Longer? Seismic Activity at Kīlauea Volcano “Eerie and Unsettling”

For an area that is used to accommodate some 5,000 viewers a day, Ferracane said it has been transformed into what "feels like a ghost town to some degree." During a recent visit to the Jaggar Museum Overlook, Ferracane said there was a dusting of ash that made the area look like it was "white washed in a coating of flour."
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June 06, 2018

No Tsunami After Series of Small Earthquakes Off Hamakua Coast

Further analysis separated the earthquakes which were all less than 4.0 in magnitude
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June 04, 2018

Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park Approaches Fourth Week of Closure

On Sunday, June 3, a magnitude 5.5 earthquake rattled the summit area at 3:50 p.m., cracking the overlook deck at Jaggar Museum. Over the weekend, the US Geological Survey Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reported more than 500 earthquakes in a 24-hour period – the most ever measured by HVO scientists.
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May 24, 2018

Methane Rises From Volcano Cracks Creating Blue Flames

Authorities say methane gas can seep into subsurface voids and explode when heated, or as shown in this video, emerge from cracks in the ground several feet away from the lava.
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May 17, 2018

Larger Steam Driven Explosions Possible at Kīlauea Volcano

Authorities reflected upon the eruptive activity in 1924, saying it involved a series of explosions. Scientists say they are in it for the long haul.
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May 16, 2018

Second Summit Quake in Three Hours, No Tsunami Expected

There is no tsunami threat following a second earthquake at the summit region of the Kīlauea Volcano in three hours. The first was measured at 4.4, and the...
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May 12, 2018

Presidential Disaster Declaration Granted for Hawai‘i

The disaster declaration means that federal assistance will be available for public facilities damaged by the Kīlauea volcanic eruption and earthquakes.
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May 01, 2018

Increased Earthquake Activity Below Kīlauea Volcano Means Outbreak of Lava Possible

While it is not possible to predict where an outbreak could occur, the area east of Puʻu Oʻo is a possible location.
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August 18, 2017

4.1 Earthquake East of Hawaiʻi Attributed to Bending of Oceanic Plate

The 4.1 earthquake east of Hawaiʻi on Friday night was "likely due to bending of the oceanic plate from the weight of the island" & poses no significant hazard.
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July 30, 2017

4.2 Earthquake Between Maui and Hawai‘i: Likely Caused by Weight of Islands

The 4.2 earthquake early Sunday morning in the ‘Alenuihāhā Channel, was likely due to bending of the oceanic plate from the weight of the island.
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June 08, 2017

5.3 Kīlauea, Hawaiʻi Earthquake Attributed to Settling of Volcano

There is no tsunami expected after a preliminary magnitude 5.1 earthquake on the south flank of the Kilauea Volcano on Hawaii Island reported at 7:01a.m. 6.8.17
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April 08, 2017

No Advisories After 3.1 Hawaiʻi Island Quake

A magnitude 3.1 earthquake was reported at 4:11 a.m. (HST) on Saturday, April 8, 2017 near the Honaunau-Napoopoo region of the Big Island of Hawaiʻi.
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December 08, 2016

No Tsunami Threat to Hawaiʻi After 6.5M N. California Earthquake

There is no tsunami threat to Hawaiʻi after a 6.5 M (preliminary magnitude 6.8) earthquake reported off the coast of Northern California at 4:50 a.m. HST on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016.
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October 13, 2016

Kīlauea Lava Flow Continues Dramatic Ocean Entry

Kīlauea continues to erupt at its summit and East Rift Zone with dramatic images from the 61g lava flow which continued to enter the ocean near Kamokuna.
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