Explosive event at Kilauea summit, M5.6 earthquake, NO tsunami

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Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports that an ash eruption at the Kilauea Summit occurred at about 4:10 p.m.

The resulting ash plume reached 10,000 feet high and may affect the surrounding areas.

The wind is blowing in the southwest direction and ash fallout may affect the areas of Volcano and Pahala.

Hawaii County Civil Defense says 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.

TSUNAMI INFORMATION STATEMENT NUMBER   1
NWS PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER EWA BEACH HI
410 PM HST WED JUN 06 2018

TO – EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT IN THE STATE OF HAWAII

SUBJECT – LOCAL TSUNAMI INFORMATION STATEMENT

THIS STATEMENT IS FOR INFORMATION ONLY. NO ACTION REQUIRED.

AN EARTHQUAKE HAS OCCURRED WITH THESE PRELIMINARY PARAMETERS

  • ORIGIN TIME – 0407 PM HST 06 JUN 2018
  • COORDINATES – 19.4 NORTH  155.3 WEST
  • LOCATION    – IN THE SUMMIT REGION OF KILAUEA VOLCANO
  • MAGNITUDE   – 5.6

EVALUATION

NO TSUNAMI IS EXPECTED. REPEAT. NO TSUNAMI IS EXPECTED. HOWEVER…SOME AREAS MAY HAVE EXPERIENCED STRONG SHAKING.

THIS WILL BE THE ONLY STATEMENT ISSUED FOR THIS EVENT UNLESS ADDITIONAL DATA ARE RECEIVED.

Did you feel it? Report what you felt to USGS.

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