HVO: M-4.4 earthquake likely caused by ‘structural adjustment’ of Earth’s crust

The temblor, reported at 9:28 a.m., was centered about 12.5 miles south-southeast of Waimea and had a registered depth of 14.5 miles, according to the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory. (USGS/Special to West Hawaii Today)

No tsunami was triggered by a magnitude-4.4 earthquake that struck Monday morning on Maunakea’s northern flank.