Kilauea Summit Collapse Explosion, 25 June 2018

Accessed on 25 June 2018, 0356 UTC, Post #17088.


Email from the Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency.


An earthquake measuring 5.3 on the Richter Scale rumbled through the Kilauea Summit area at 5:03 p.m. HST.  Here’s the update from the Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency:

“A message from COUNTY OF HAWAII

This is a Civil Defense message for Monday, June 25, 2018 at 5:15 p.m.

The Hawaii Volcano Observatory reports that a collapse/explosion event at the Kilauea summit occurred at approximately 5:03 p.m. The energy released from the event is equivalent to a magnitude 5.3 on the Richter scale and did NOT cause a tsunami. The event resulted in a small plume made of mostly steam and little ash.

Residents in the Volcano area are advised to monitor utility connections of gas, electricity, and water after earthquakes.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center reports that the event did NOT cause a tsunami.

This is your Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency.”

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Russ Roberts