Earthquake upgraded to magnitude-6.9

KAILUA-KONA — No tsunami was triggered by a magnitude-6.9 earthquake that struck at 12:33 p.m. Friday.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said the temblor occurred on south flank of Kilauea Volcano. It initially reported the earthquake as a magnitude-6.0, but later upgraded it to magnitude-6.4.

“No tsunami is expected. Repeat. No tsunami is expected. However, many areas may have experienced strong shaking,” the center wrote in an information statement.


  1. Finn May 4, 2018 1:23 pm

    clearly felt this on the Kona side……and the one just an hour before it.

    1. John Boudreau May 4, 2018 4:56 pm

      Greets from Japan …Love the Big Island ….Have been there 3 times …2 years ago we experienced two 7.8 quakes within 28 hours here in Kumamoto and man I thought it was the end of the world . We had to evacuate for about 10 days . 6.9 and at a shallow depth ( same as here ) must have been similar , no ?

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