Hawaii Volcano Triggers Island 6.9 Earthquake

Hawaii Volcano Triggers Island 6.9 Earthquake
Hawaii Volcano Triggers Island 6.9 Earthquake

Earthquakes rocked Hawaii’s Big Island on Friday as eruptions at the Kilauea volcano continued. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said a 6.9-magnitude earthquake struck (see video below) the island shortly after a 5.4-magnitude quake hit.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said the second quake wasn’t strong enough to cause a tsunami, and Hawaii’s Department of Transportation said no damage had been reported to roads.

Yesterday, Hawaii County  issued a mandatory evacuation order for neighborhoods near the lava flow in the mostly rural Puna district of the Big Island. In addition to the danger from lava, civil defense officials are warning the public about high levels of sulfur dioxide.

Nearby Places

Direction data (below) indicate the position of the event relative to the place.

  • Royal Gardens (historical), Hawaii 1.5 km (0.9 mi) NNE Population: 0
  • Hawaiian Paradise Park, Hawaii 25.5 km (15.8 mi) SSW Population: 11,404
  • Hilo, Hawaii 40.3 km (25.0 mi) S Population: 43,263
  • Kailua-Kona, Hawaii 105.8 km (65.8 mi) ESE Population: 11,975
  • Honolulu, Hawaii 364.8 km (226.7 mi) SE Population: 371,657

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Video: 6.9 Earthquake moment in Hilo, Hawaii | May 4, 2018

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