Earthquake Information Statement for February 2nd, 2020

No Tsunami Threat following a magnitude 4.2 earthquake occurred in the vicinity of Kealakomo in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Sunday Evening (February 2nd).

The United States Geological Survey (USGS) reports a magnitude 4.2 (originally, a 4.0 Magnitude, later updated to a 4.2) earthquake had occurred in the region of Kealakoma, Ka'u at 8:37 pm Hawaii Standard Time (HST) on Sunday evening (February 2nd).


Based on all assessments completed by the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center (PTWC) and National Tsunami Warning Center (NTWC) in Palmer, Alaska: There is NO TSUNAMI THREAT to the Island and the State of Hawaii. Again, NO TSUNAMI THREAT. This earthquake was not strong enough to generate a Pacific-wide Tsunami.


This will be the only information statement for this event unless further data is received.

The Hawaii Fire Department (HFD), Hawaii Police Department (HPD), and Hawaii County Civil Defense have received no reports of damage or injuries as a result of the earthquake in Kealakomo as of 8:45 pm Sunday evening.


Aftershocks are possible and officials ask all Hawaii Island residents to check your utility connections for any damage.

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