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May 03, 2017

The Mystery Haze of 1950: Vog By Another Name Would Look as Clear

The USGS explains the mystery haze that blanketed Honolulu in 1950 and how the term Vog came to be.
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March 23, 2017

No Tsunami Generated from 4.3 Kīlauea, Hawaiʻi Earthquake

There is no tsunami threat to Hawaiʻi after a preliminary magnitude 4.3 earthquake reported at 1027 a.m. on Thursday, March 23, 2017 at Kīlauea.
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March 09, 2017

Magnitude-4.2 Earthquake North of Moloka‘i

The depth, location, and recorded seismic waves of the earthquake suggest a source due to bending of the oceanic plate from the weight of the Hawaiian Island chain.
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March 05, 2017

Flurry of 31 Earthquakes at Kīlauea Volcano

A sequence of 31 earthquakes over a period of about 42 minutes starting just before 6 a.m. HST Sunday morning, March 5, 2017, according to the USGS/HVO.
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February 10, 2017

No Tsunami Threat to Hawaiʻi After Philippines Quake

There is no tsunami threat to Hawaiʻi following a preliminary magnitude 6.5 earthquake reported at 4:04 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 10, 2017 in Mindanao, Philippines..
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December 18, 2016

Magnitude 4.5 Earthquake South of Island of Hawaiʻi

Today’s Big Island earthquake occurred about 43 miles southwest of Lō‘ihi, and was not caused by activity on that submarine volcano. The depth, location, and recorded seismic waves of the earthquake suggest a source due to bending of the oceanic plate from the weight of the Hawaiian island chain.
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November 21, 2016

No Tsunami Expected in Hawaiʻi After Large Japan Quake

There is no tsunami threat to Hawaiʻi after a (7.3M preliminary magnitude) 6.9M (magnitude updated by the USGS) earthquake reported at 11 a.m. HST on Monday, Nov. 21, 2016 near the East Coast of Honshu, Japan.
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May 07, 2012

70% of Beaches Eroding on Kauai, Oahu, and Maui

An assessment of coastal change over the past century has found 70% of beaches on the islands of Kauaʻi, Oʻahu, and Maui are undergoing long-term erosion..
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April 02, 2012

6.3 Mexico Quake, No Hawaii Threat

A 6.3 magnitude earthquake was reported in Oaxaca, Mexico at 7:36 a.m. on Monday, April 2, 2012.
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January 22, 2012

Pelim. Magnitude 5.0 Kilauea Earthquake, No Tsunami Threat

There is no tsunami expected following a preliminary 5.0 magnitude earthquake off the south flank of the Kilauea Volcano on Hawaii Island.
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April 14, 2010

3.8 Earthquake Rattles Big Island

A 3.8 magnitude quake occurred at 7:38 this morning on the southeastern flank of Mauna Loa on the Big Island.  The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center says there is no tsunami expected. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake was centered 2 miles west of Pahala, 11 miles north-northeast of Naalehu, 18 miles east-northeast of Hawaiian... Read more »
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March 08, 2010

Quake Rattles Big Island, No tsunami

A 4.4 magnitude quake rattled the Big Island Monday night, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.  Readings from the Hawaii Volcano Observatory were slightly higher, measuring the quake at a 4.5 magnitude tremor.  The earthquake was reported at 6:30 p.m. 13 miles south west of Laupahoehoe, Hawaii on the eastern slopes of Mauna Kea.  There... Read more »
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March 02, 2010

Sting Operation: Stop the Little Fire Ant!

The county is hoping to raise public awareness about an invasive species by placing informational posters on all Maui Buses.  The Little Fire Ant Working Group was formed by Maui Mayor Charmaine Tavares last fall, following the discovery of the stinging ants on the Valley Isle. “The goal is to spread this information faster than... Read more »
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January 18, 2010

3.8 Big Island Quake Shakes Mauna Loa

The USGS recorded a 3.8 magnitude earthquake at 1:01 p.m. on Monday, January 18, 2010 on the Southeastern Flank of Mauna Loa on the Big Island of Hawaii. The epicenter of the quake was 3 miles WNW of Pahala, 12 miles NNE of Naaleahu, 18 miles ENE of Hawaiian Ocean View, 44 miles SW from... Read more »
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December 31, 2009

3.5 Quake Off Windward Coast of Maui

A 3.5 magnitude earthquake was recorded a short while ago off the windward coast of Maui. Civil Defense officials say NO tsunami is expected. Repeat, NO tsunami is expected. The quake occurred at 11:39 a.m. Officials with the US Geological Survey say the quake was situated 13 miles north east of Haiku and 16 miles... Read more »
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