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Second Summit Quake in Three Hours, No Tsunami Expected

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There is no tsunami threat following a second light earthquake at the summit region of the Kīlauea Volcano in three hours.

The latest earthquake was a 3.5 (downgraded from a preliminary 4.0) magnitude, and occurred at 11:31 a.m. on Wednesday, May 16, 2018. The first occurred about three hours earlier at 8:31 a.m., and was measured at a 4.4 (preliminary 4.2) magnitude.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center reports that no tsunami is expected from either tremor.

According to the USGS, the latest quake was centered:

2 miles SSW of Volcano, HI;
9 miles WSW of Fern Forest, HI;
11 miles SW of Mountain View, HI;
22 miles SSW of Hilo, HI; and
212 miles SE of Honolulu, HI.

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