No Tsunami Generated by Kilauea Summit Explosion

Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports that a collapse/explosion event at the Kilauea summit occurred at approximately 5:03 p.m. on Monday.

The energy released from the event is equivalent to a magnitude 5.3 on the Richter scale. The activity did not gernerate a tsunami, per the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

The event resulted in a small plume made of mostly steam and little ash.

Residents in the Volcano area are advised to monitor utility connections of gas, electricity, and water after earthquakes.

PTWC image.

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