Accessed on 16 June 2018, 0325 UTC, Post #17028.
Email message from the Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency.
Shortly afternoon today (Friday, 15 June 2018), a magnitude 5.3 earthquake rumbled through the Kilauea summit area. The temblor did not generate a local tsunami. Here’s the full report from the Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency:
“A message from COUNTY OF HAWAII
This is a Civil Defense message for Friday, June 15 at 12:05 p.m.
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center reports the earthquake that occurred at approximately 12:05 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 5.3 was centered in the summit region of Kilauea.
Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports that the ash eruption at the Kilauea Summit resulted in a small ash plume reaching 9,000 to 10,000 feet high and may affect the surrounding areas.
Again, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center reports the earthquake that occurred at approximately 12:05 p.m. was NOT large enough to cause a tsunami for the island of Hawaii. NO tsunami threat.
If any additional information becomes available, this station will be notified. Thank you for listening. This is your Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency.”
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