No tsunami threat after a small earthquake struck Hilina Pali Park

This is an earthquake information message for Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 11:00 AM. The earthquake which occurred at approximately 10:27 AM today was not large enough to cause a tsunami for the island or state of Hawai’i. Preliminary data indicates that the earthquake measured 4.3 on the Richter scale and was centered in the vicinity of Hilina Pali in the Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park. As in all earthquakes, be aware of the possibilities 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 power.

Again, the earthquake which occurred at approximately 10:27 AM today measured approximately magnitude and was not strong enough to cause a tsunami for the island or state of Hawai’i. If any additional information becomes available, you will be notified. Thank you, and have a safe day, this is your Hawai’i County Civil Defense Agency.

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