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No Tsunami After 4+ Earthquake at Kīlauea Volcano Summit

May 16, 2018, 10:12 AM HST
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No Tsunami After 4+ Earthquake at Kilauea Volcano Summit

There was no tsunami threat following a 4.4 (preliminary 4.2) magnitude earthquake reported at 8:31 a.m. on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 in the summit region of the Kīlauea Volcano.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issued a statement saying no tsunami is expected; however some areas may have experienced shaking.

According to the USGS, the quake was centered:

3.6 mi WSW of Volcano, Hawaiʻi;
23.5 mi WSW of Hawaiian Paradise Park, Hawaiʻi;
25.0 mi SSW of Hilo, Hawaiʻi;
49.4 mi ESE of Kailua-Kona, Hawaiʻi; and
212.0 mi SE of Honolulu, Hawaiʻi.

The USGS Did you feel it? website received about 18 felt reports within an hour of the earthquake.

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The maximum intensity of shaking computed by the USGS ShakeMap was V on the Modified Mercalli Intensity Scale, indicating moderate shaking.

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