Local Earthquake Information Statement for May 23rd, 2021
No Tsunami Threat to the Island of Hawaii following a magnitude 4.2 earthquake in the Kahue Ahupua'a, Puna (West of Kealakomo Lookout or region of Hilina Pali) in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park late Sunday morning (May 23rd).
Published by: HIRSC - Weather Team
The United States Geological Survey (USGS) reports a magnitude of 4.2 (initially 3.8 later upgraded to a 4.2) earthquake occurred in the area of Kahue Ahupua'a, Puna (or region of Hilina Pali or west of Kealakomo Lookout) at 11:40 am Hawaii Standard Time late Sunday morning (May 23rd) at depth of 4.1 miles.
Based on all assessments completed by the National Tsunami Warning Center (NTWC) and Pacific Tsunami Warning Center (PTWC), There is NO TSUNAMI THREAT TO THE ISLAND OF HAWAII. AGAIN, NO TSUNAMI THREAT.
Based on reports from the Hawaii Fire Department (HFD) and Hawaii County Civil Defense, they have not received any reports of damage or injuries at this time. However, have received numerous reports of feeling the earthquake islandwide and to a further extent in East Maui.
This will be the only information statement for this event unless further data is received.