No Tsunami After 5.5 Earthquake at Kīlauea Summit

June 3, 2018, 4:08 PM HST · Updated June 3, 4:58 PM
Wendy Osher · 8 Comments
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PC: Pacific Tsunami Warning Center

There is NO tsunami threat to Hawaii after a 5.5 (preliminary magnitude 5.8) earthquake reported at 3:51 p.m. on Sunday, June 3, 2018, in the summit region of the Kīlauea volcano, according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

The USGS reports that the earthquake occurred at a depth of 1.8 km, within the following preliminary parameters:

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3.7 mi SW of Volcano, Hawaii;
23.6 mi WSW of Hawaiian Paradise Park, Hawaii;
25.1 mi SSW of Hilo, Hawaii;
49.4 mi ESE of Kailua-Kona, Hawaii; and
212.0 mi SE of Honolulu, Hawaii.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: An ash plume at the Kilauea Summit reached up to 8,000 feet and wind is blowing in the southwest direction. Fallout will affect the Volcano and Pahala areas.

Wendy Osher
Wendy Osher leads the Maui Now news team. She is also the news voice of parent company, Pacific Media Group, having served nearly 20 years as News Director for the company’s six Maui radio stations.

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