Kilauea Blast Wave Not Large Enough to Cause Tsunami

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center reports that a gas explosion that occurred at approximately 1:13 p.m. caused a blast wave that was not large enough to cause a tsunami.

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

Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports that the gas explosion at the Kilauea Summit resulted in a small ash plume and may affect the surrounding areas.