No Tsunami After 3.7 Hualalai, Hawai’i EarthquakeJune 15, 2012, 2:42 PM HST · Updated June 15, 2:55 PM 0 Comments
By Wendy Osher
There is no tsunami threat to Hawaii following a preliminary magnitude 3.7 earthquake in the Hualalai region of the Big Island of Hawai’i, according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.
The quake was reported at 2:19 p.m. on Friday, June 15, 2012.
The PTWC reported the event with a preliminary magnitude of 3.8; but the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory later revised the magnitude to 3.7.
The Hawaii Volcano Observatory reported the quake as centered:
- 14 miles WSW of Waikoloa;
- 15 miles SW of Kawaihae;
- 16 miles NNW of Hualalai Summit;
- and 17 miles N or Kailua.
The USGS had the following coordinates for the center of tremor:
- 9 miles WSW of Puako
- 11 miles N of Kalaoa
- 14 miles WSW of Waikoloa Village
- 60 miles WNW of Hilo
The depth of the quake was 9.9 miles.
Again, no tsunami is expected.