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Local Earthquake Information Statement for July 7th, 2021

No Tsunami Threat or damage following a magnitude 4.2 earthquake offshore of Keāhole, North Kona on Hawaii Island Wednesday morning (July 7th).

Published by: HIRSC - Weather Team

The United States Geological Survey (USGS) reports a magnitude 4.2 earthquake occurred approximately 45 miles offshore of Keāhole, North Kona at 7:40 am Wednesday morning (July 7th) at a depth of 1.0 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 Kona and North Hawaii regions have reported weak to light shaking, while other parts of Hawaii Island and to a lesser extent East Maui report weak shaking with some light shaking was felt in sporadic areas. 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), Hawaii Police Department (HPD), and the Hawaii County Civil Defense (HCCD). 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.

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