Accessed on 05 May 2018, 0150 UTC, Post #16746.
Email from the Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency.
Here’s the latest earthquake update from the Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency:
2:04 PM (1 hour ago)
A message from COUNTY OF HAWAII
This is a Civil Defense update for Friday, May 4, 2018 at 2 PM.
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center reports an earthquake occurred at approximately 12:33 PM today.
Revised data indicates that the earthquake measuring a magnitude of 6.9 was centered in the vicinity of the south flank of Kilauea volcano.
This earthquake generated small sea level changes at some locations on the big island. Measurements include
- Hilo 20 cm amplitude
- Kapoho 40 cm amplitude
- Honuapo 15 cm amplitude
At all locations the fluctuations are now diminishing.
No tsunami is expected. Repeat. No tsunami is expected. However…many areas may have experienced strong shaking.
This will be the only statement issued for this event unless additional data are received.
As in all earthquakes, be aware of the possibility of aftershocks. If the earthquake was strongly felt in your area, precautionary checks should be made for any damages; especially to utility connections of gas, water, and electricity.
If any additional information becomes available, you will be notified. Thank you. This is your Hawai’i County Civil Defense Agency.
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