Civil Defense: False Rumor, No Tsunami Concern

Hawaii Civil Defense and other coordinating agencies have received several inquiries from media and the public asking about the potential for a tsunami to affect other counties. This is a false message being spread.

According to the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, there is no geologic evidence for a tsunami-generating earthquake at this time. Any such event is extremely unlikely.

The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center and other county, state and federal partners continue to monitor the volcanic and seismic activity. We will inform you of any conditions that affect your safety.

Photo: Tuesday’s map of Kīlauea Volcano’s lower East Rift Zone showing the location of the ‘a’ā lava flow spreading from fissure 17. The flow is following a path of steepest descent (blue line), immediately south of the 1955 ‘a’ā flow boundary. Shaded purple areas indicate lava flows erupted in 1840, 1955, 1960, and 2014-2015. USGS map.