No Tsunami Generated by Big Island Quake

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center reports the earthquake that occurred at approximately 12:05 p.m. was not large enough to cause a tsunami.

Preliminary data indicates that the earthquake measuring a magnitude of 5.3 was centered in the summit region of Kilauea.

Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports that the ash eruption at the Kilauea Summit resulted in a small ash plume reaching 9,000 to 10,000 feet high and may affect the surrounding areas.

PTWC image.