4.5 Magnitude Earthquake Off Southern Point of the Big Island

A 4.5 magnitude earthquake struck off the southern coast of the Big Island around 6:30 this morning.

Magnitudeuncertainty 4.5 ml± 0.2
Locationuncertainty 18.410°N 155.517°W± 3.3 km
Depthuncertainty 36.5 km± 8.5
Origin Time

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issued the following alert:

TO – EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT IN THE STATE OF HAWAII

SUBJECT – LOCAL TSUNAMI INFORMATION STATEMENT

THIS STATEMENT IS FOR INFORMATION ONLY. NO ACTION REQUIRED.

AN EARTHQUAKE HAS OCCURRED WITH THESE PRELIMINARY PARAMETERS

  •    ORIGIN TIME – 0631 AM HST 18 DEC 2016
  •    COORDINATES – 18.3 NORTH  155.5 WEST
  •    LOCATION    – IN THE DEEP OCEAN SOUTH OF SOUTH    POINT
  •    MAGNITUDE   – 4.5

EVALUATION:  NO TSUNAMI IS EXPECTED. REPEAT. NO TSUNAMI IS EXPECTED.  HOWEVER…SOME AREAS MAY HAVE EXPERIENCED SHAKING.

THIS WILL BE THE ONLY STATEMENT ISSUED FOR THIS EVENT UNLESS ADDITIONAL DATA ARE RECEIVED.

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