Kilauea Summit Explosion, 04 July 2018

Accessed on 05 July 2018, 0328 UTC, Post #17148.


Email from the Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency.


Another explosion has occurred at the Kilauea Summit, equivalent to a magnitude 5.4 earthquake.  Here’s the report from the Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency:

“A message from COUNTY OF HAWAII


CIVIL DEFENSE AGENCY                                                                          Date: July, 4th 2018

MEDIA UPDATE                                                                                         Time: 10:30am

                                                                                                                        Update: #1

Incident: Kilauea Summit Collapse/Explosion, Wednesday, , July 4, 2018 at 10:30a.m.



This is a Civil Defense message for Wednesday, July 4, 2018 at 10:30a.m.

The Hawaii Volcano Observatory reports that a collapse/explosion event occurred at approximately 10:21 a.m. The energy released from the event is equivalent to a magnitude 5.4 on the Richter scale and did NOT cause a tsunami.

The event resulted in a small ash plume that may affect the surrounding areas.

Repeat, there is NO tsunami threat.

We are on watch 24-hours a day for your safety.

This is your Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency.”

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Russ Roberts