No Tsunami Threat to the Island of Hawaii following a magnitude 4.3 earthquake east-northeast of Pāhala Thursday evening (January 14th).
Published by: HIRSC - Weather Team
The United States Geological Survey (USGS) reports a magnitude 4.3 (originally a 4.4 later downgraded to a 4.3) earthquake occurred approximately 8-kilometers (4.97 miles) east-northeast of Pāhala on Hawaii Island at 6:15 pm Hawaii Standard Time (HST).
Based on all available data and assessments completed by the United States Tsunami Warning Center (USTWC) and Pacific Tsunami Warning Center (PTWC), there is NO TSUNAMI THREAT TO THE ISLAND AND STATE OF HAWAI'I. Again, NO TSUNAMI THREAT.
The Hawaii Fire Department (HFD), Hawaii Police Department (HPD), along with the Hawaii County Civil Defense have not received any reports of damage at this time or any rockfall/landslides on any major roadways at this time and we will provide any updates as they come in.
This will be the only statement unless further data is received.