No Tsunami Generated by Large Big Island Quakes

Updated at 1:30 p.m.

The United States Geological Survey has downgraded the 11:31 a.m. earthquake to a 3.5 magnitude from the previously reported 4.0 magnitude.

Original story published at 11:40 a.m.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center reports that there was no tsunami generated following a 4.0 magnitude earthquake that shook near the summit region of Kilauea Volcano at 11:31 a.m. on Wednesday.

An earlier 4.2 magnitude earthquake, at 8:32 a.m. on Wednesday, also rattled the area but did not generate any tsunami concern.

As in all earthquakes, the public should be aware of the possibility of after shocks.

If either 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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