Explosive Collapse Event at Kīlauea Releases Energy Equivalent to 5.4 Earthquake
Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports that a collapse/explosive event at Kīlauea summit occurred at 9:21 a.m. on Monday, July 9, 2018.
There was no tsunami generated from the seismic event that released energy equivalent to a 5.4 earthquake, according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.
The US Geological Survey reports that the quake occurred at a depth of -0.4 km and was located:
- 4.6 mi ESE of Ohaikea, Hawaiʻi;
- 24.6 mi WSW of Hawaiian Paradise Park, Hawaiʻi;
- 26.2 mi SSW of Hilo, Hawaiʻi;
- 49.2 mi ESE of Kailua-Kona, Hawaiʻi; and
- 212.1 mi SE of Honolulu, Hawaiʻi.