Breaking: No tsunami threat from 5.0 earthquake that rocked Big Island
No Tsunami is expected after a 5.0 magnitude earthquake occurred at 9:07 a.m. Friday on the southeastern flank of Mauna Loa on the Big Island, according to the National Weather Service’s Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Honolulu.
Some areas may have experienced strong shaking.
The US Geological Survey released the approximate location of the quake to nearby places:
- Pāhala, Hawaiʻi, 4.9 miles N
- Hawaiian Paradise Park, Hawaiʻi, 46.4 miles NE
- Kailua-Kona, Hawaiʻi, 48.3 miles NW
- Hilo, Hawaiʻi, 48.8 miles NNE
- Honolulu, Hawaiʻi, 214.9 miles NW
About 25 “felt” responses from people in Hilo, Volcano and Nāʻālehu areas on the Big Island were reported within 25 minutes to the USGS “Did You Feel It?” site.
No further information will be issued unless additional data is received, according to the warning center’s alert.