5.0 quake strikes Hawaii island, no tsunami threat - Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL

5.0 quake strikes Hawaii island, no tsunami threat

VOLCANO, Hawaii (KHNL) An earthquake measuring 5.0 in magnitude struck the island of Hawaii. The quake was felt at 12:44 Tuesday afternoon.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said that no tsunami is expected. No damages were reported.

The quake's epicenter was located 27 miles south of the city of Hilo and about 9 miles south of the town of Volcano. The epicenter was approimately six miles beneath the Hilina area of Kilauea volcano. 

According to officials at the Hawaii Volcano Observatory, the earthquake caused no apparent change to the current eruption of Kîlauea.

The exact coordinates of the quake were 19.328°N, 155.210°W.

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