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No Tsunami After 5.5 Earthquake at Kīlauea Summit

June 3, 2018, 4:08 PM HST
* Updated June 3, 4:58 PM
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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:

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.

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