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No Tsunami After 4.0 Kīlauea Earthquake

February 12, 2016, 9:40 AM HST
* Updated February 12, 3:10 PM
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Kilauea earthquake map. Image courtesy: USGS.

Kilauea earthquake map. Image courtesy: USGS.

There is no tsunami threat to Hawaiʻi following a 4.0 (preliminary magnitude 4.1) earthquake reported at 9:23 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 12, 2016 on the South Flank of the Kīlauea Volcano.

The USGS reports that the quake was located:

  • 12 miles SW of Leilani Estates, Hawaiʻi;
  • 18 miles SSW of Hawaiian Paradise Park, Hawaiʻi;
  • 27 miles S of Hilo, Hawaiʻi;
  • 66 miles ESE of Kailua-Kona, Hawaiʻi; and
  • 227 miles SE of Honolulu, Hawaiʻi.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issued a statement saying no tsunami is expected, however some areas may have experienced shaking.

Residents in various parts of the island reported feeling the quake including reports from: Hilo, Mountain View, Kurtistown, Volcano, Keaʻau and Honomū.

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