Accessed on 04 June 2018, 0415 UTC, Post #16944.
Email from the Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency.
A moderately sized earthquake measuring 5.5 on the Richter Scale rumble through the summit of Kilauea shortly after 3:50 today (Sunday). According to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Ewa Beach, Oahu, the temblor did not generate a tsunami for Hawaii waters.
Here’s the report from the Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency:
“A message from COUNTY OF HAWAII
This is a Civil Defense message for Sunday, June 3 at 4:50 p.m.
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center reports the earthquake that occurred at approximately 3:51 p.m. was NOT large enough to cause a tsunami for the Island of Hawaii. There is NO tsunami threat for the island of Hawaii.
Preliminary data indicates that the earthquake measuring a magnitude of 5.5 was centered at the Kilauea Summit.
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.
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.
Again, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center reports the earthquake that occurred at approximately 3:51 p.m. was NOT large enough to cause a tsunami for the island of Hawaii. NO tsunami threat.
If any additional information becomes available, you will be notified.
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