USGS HVO Press Release — Earthquake Felt Island-Wide

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An earthquake shook the entire Island of Hawai‘i at about 3:54 p.m. this afternoon.

The earthquake had an preliminary estimated magnitude of 4.5–4.8 and took place within the south flank of Kīlauea, about 4 miles south-west of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō, at a depth of about 3 miles. The earthquake was felt throughout the island, but there were no reports of damage. An earthquake from the general location occurred early in the morning on June 30 and had a magnitude of 5.3–5.5. Today's earthquake caused no observable change in the ongoing eruption at Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō.

Daily updates about ongoing eruptions, recent images and videos of summit and East Rift Zone volcanic activity, maps, and data about recent earthquakes in Hawaii are posted on the HVO website at

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