5.4 magnitude earthquake occurred at summit of Kilauea, no tsunami expected


The National Weather Service reports a 5.4 magnitude earthquake occurred at the summit of Kilauea early Thursday morning. 

No tsunami is expected. 

NWS says the earthquake is likely to be associated with an explosive eruption at the summit around 3:20 a.m.

Another 5.4 magnitude earthquake was detected Wednesday morning at the summit of Kilauea.  

Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports that an explosive eruption at Kilauea summit occurred at 3:40 am.  

That earthquake also was not strong enough to generate a tsunami. 

The resulting ash plume may affect the surrounding areas.  

The wind may carry the ash plume to the southwest toward Wood Valley, Pahala and Ocean View.  

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