No tsunami threat after 4.5-magnitude earthquake rattles Big Island

No tsunami threat after 4.5-magnitude earthquake rattles Big Island

BIG ISLAND (HawaiiNewsNow) - A 4.5-magnitude earthquake struck near the summit of Kilauea on the Big Island early Tuesday, but there was no tsunami threat, according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

The quake happened around 2 a.m., followed by a large explosion at the summit.

It happened just a day after a 4.4-magnitude earthquake in the Hilina region of the volcano on Monday night.

The tremor did not generate a tsunami, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said.

These quakes are just two of dozens on the Big Island over the past day.

Seismic activity at Kilauea's summit has continued for weeks amid ongoing eruptions along the volcano's east rift zone.

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