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Saturday, May 05, 2018

Massive 6.9-magnitude quake rocks Big Island as eruption continues


That's a big fuckin' Earthquake, my friends. I should know. I live in California.

From AP:
PUNA, BIG ISLAND (HawaiiNewsNow) - Just an hour after a large tremor Friday morning, a 6.9-magnitude earthquake shook the Big Island on Friday afternoon, sending people fleeing from buildings and community centers and increasing concerns about new eruptions in Puna's Leilani Estates. 2 large earthquakes at Kilauea felt as far away as Oahu After eruption, residents fled with little — and don't know what they're return home to.  
The temblor was the largest in Hawaii since 1975, and did generate small tsunami waves around the Big Island, triggering sea fluctuations that ranged from 8 inches in Hilo to 16 inches at Kapoho, Hawaii County Civil Defense said. 
Dr. Charles McCreery, director of the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center, said the small tsunami waves did not pose any threat but underscore the importance of vigilance as the Kilauea eruptions continue. 
The latest quake happened about 12:30 p.m., and was centered on the south flank of Kilauea, about 16 kilometers southwest of Leilani Estates and at a depth of 5 kilometers, the USGS said.
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