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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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July 27, 2017

Largest Hawai‘i Earthquake in Decade Offers Preparedness Reminder

The 5.3 magnitude quake on June 8, 2017, centered on the south flank of the Kīlauea Volcano, was the largest to strike Hawaiʻi in over a decade.
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June 21, 2017

4.5 Hawai‘i Quake Caused by Bending of Oceanic Plate From Weight of Island

There is no tsunami threat to Hawaiʻi after a prelim magnitude 4.4 earthquake reported at 10:09a on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 about 70 mi SW of Hilo, Hawaiʻi.
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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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