No Tsunami Threat or damage following a magnitude 5.2 earthquake offshore of Kukuihaele, Hāmākua on Hawaii Island Monday afternoon (July 5th).
Published by: HIRSC - Weather Team
The United States Geological Survey (USGS) reports a magnitude 5.2 (initially a 5.0, later upgraded to a 5.2) earthquake occurred approximately 7 miles offshore of Kukuihaele, Hāmākua at 1:43 pm Monday afternoon (July 5th) at a depth of 26.3 kilometers.
Based on all extensive assessments completed by the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center (PTWC) and the United States Tsunami Warning Center (USTWC) for the State of Hawai'i, there is NO TSUNAMI THREAT TO THE ISLAND AND STATE OF HAWAI'I, AGAIN NO TSUNAMI THREAT.
According to numerous residents in the North Hawaii and Hāmākua Coast regions have reported moderate to strong shaking, while other parts of Hawaii Island and to a lesser extent East Maui report light shaking with some feeling moderate shaking. USGS officials say there will be some minor aftershocks following this earthquake.
No reports of any damage or injuries at this time according to the Hawaii Fire Department (HFD) and the Hawaii County Civil Defense (HCCD), however, according to Hawaii Police Department (HPD) some minor rockfalls along the shoulder have been reported on Highway 270 (Akoni Pule Highway) in North Kohala, however, traffic is still flowing. Officials are asking residents to check their utility lines such as water, electric, and gas lines and notify the proper company for repairs.
We will continue to monitor for any further incidents or updates.
This will be the only statement for this event unless further data is received.