UPDATE: Earthquake Upgraded to 5.0M

Updated at 11:30 a.m

At 10:30 a.m., ground shaking from a preliminary magnitude-5.0 earthquake south of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō caused rockfalls and possibly additional collapse into the Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō crater on Kīlauea Volcano’s East Rift Zone, according to Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.

A short-lived plume of ash produced by this event lofted skyward and is continuing to dissipate as it drifts southwest from Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō. Anyone downwind may experience a dusting of ash.

As of 11:15 a.m., the 10:30 a.m. earthquake has caused no other changes at Kīlauea Volcano, according to officials.

Original story published at 10:51 a.m.

A 4.6 magnitude earthquake rattled areas of the Big Island on Thursday morning.

At 10:31 a.m. the quake shook on the south flank of Kilauea in the area of Volcano.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center says no tsunami is expected as a result.

Thursday’s 4.6 magnitude earth quake is the largest on the Big Island since a 4.0 magnitude quake on Monday and is amid many much smaller trembles over the last handful of days.

Image taken May 3, 2018, during an HVO overflight carrying HVO scientists to the East Rift Zone for field work. USGS photo by Kevan Kamibayashi.

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