5.6M Earthquake Rattles South Flank of Kilauea

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center reports an earthquake occurred at approximately 11:33 a.m. on Friday.

This earthquake was reportedly not large enough to cause a tsunami for the Island of Hawai’i and therefore there is no tsunami threat to the island.

Preliminary data indicates that the earthquake measuring a magnitude of 5.6 was centered in the vicinity of the south flank of Kilauea Volcano.

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.

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