4.6 Magnitude Earthquake Shakes Island of Hawaii; no influence on Kilauea volcano

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) – Part of the island of Hawaii was hit by a 4.6 magnitude earthquake Tuesday evening.

The United States Geological Survey said the quake occurred about 8 kilometers from Pahala at around 8:35 p.m.

There is no danger of a tsunami.

The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory said the earthquake had no observable impact on Kilauea and Mauna Loa volcanoes.

“This earthquake is part of the ongoing seismic swarm under the Pahala area that began in August 2019,” said the responsible HVO scientist Ken Hon. “Webcams and other data streams show no effects on the ongoing eruption at Kilauea.”

HVO said it continues to monitor the volcanoes for changes. The warning levels remain on “watch / orange” for Kilauea and on “advisory / yellow” for Mauna Loa.

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According to the USGS, hundreds of residents in the surrounding areas said they felt the quake.

Two aftershocks were reported after the quake, one with a magnitude of 3.6 and the other with a magnitude of 2.5.

Nothing is known about damage after the earthquake.

This story can be updated.

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