3.8 Magnitude Earthquake 25 Miles From Wailuku -UPDATE
By David Kvasnicka
UPDATE: No Tsunami is expected. See detailed info below.
Shockwaves from an earthquake shook Maui at 10.12 a.m today.
The US Geological Survey reports that the shockwaves felt several minutes ago around Maui are due to a 3.8 magnitude earthquake, estimated to have struck 40km (24.85 miles) from Wailuku.
Maui was previously shaken by a 4.7 magnitude earthquake on the 23rd of November.
Geological Report in Detail:
TSUNAMI SEISMIC INFORMATION STATEMENT NUMBER 1
NWS PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER EWA BEACH HI
1014 AM HST SAT DEC 18 2010
TO – CIVIL DEFENSE IN THE STATE OF HAWAII
SUBJECT – LOCAL TSUNAMI INFORMATION
THIS STATEMENT IS FOR INFORMATION ONLY. NO ACTION REQUIRED.
AN EARTHQUAKE HAS OCCURRED WITH THESE PRELIMINARY PARAMETERS
ORIGIN TIME – 1011 AM HST 18 DEC 2010
COORDINATES – 20.6 NORTH 156.6 WEST
LOCATION – AT THE ISLAND OF KAHOOLAWE
MAGNITUDE – 3.8
NO TSUNAMI IS EXPECTED. REPEAT. NO TSUNAMI IS EXPECTED.
THIS WILL BE THE ONLY STATEMENT ISSUED FOR THIS EVENT UNLESS
ADDITIONAL DATA ARE RECEIVED.