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Saturday
Apr132019

No Tsunami Threat Update

Incident: Earthquake No Tsunami

This is a Civil Defense message.

This is a Civil Defense Earthquake update message for Saturday April 13 at 6:00 in the evening.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center reports no Tsunami from the earthquake.  Reports throughout the island report damage along some roadways.

Hawaii Volcanoes Observatory reports no activity or change in status of the volcanoes on Hawaii Island.

Do take the following precautions following this earthquake:

  • Check utility connections such as electric, gas and water for damage and shut off main if damage is observed or suspected.
  • Debris maybe in roadways drive with caution.

 

Authorities have responded to the following reports:

  • Large boulder on Highway 19-Queen Kaahumanu at the Hapuna Junction
  • Rock fall Highway 11 near mile 100 and 110.
  • HELCO crews are working on restoring power to the Waikoloa area.

You will be notified of any changes that affects your safety.

This is your Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency.

Saturday
Apr132019

LOCAL EARTHQUAKE - NO TSUNAMI THREAT

THIS IS A CIVIL DEFENSE MESSAGE FOR SATURDAY, APRIL 13 AT 5:30 IN THE AFTERNOON.

THE PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER REPORTS THE EARTHQUAKE THAT OCCURRED AT APPROXIMATELY 5:09 PM WAS NOT LARGE ENOUGH TO CAUSE A TSUNAMI FOR THE ISLAND OF HAWAI’I.  I SAY AGAIN, THERE IS NO TSUNAMI THREAT TO THE ISLAND OF HAWAI’I.

PRELIMINARY DATA INDICATES THAT THE EARTHQUAKE MEASURING A MAGNITUDE OF 5.5 WAS CENTERED IN THE VICINITY OF HUALALAI REGION.

AS IN ALL EARTHQUAKES, BE AWARE OF THE POSSIBILITY OF AFTER SHOCKS.  IF THE EARTHQUAKE WAS STRONGLY FELT IN YOUR AREA, PRECAUTIONARY CHECKS SHOULD BE MADE FOR ANY DAMAGES; ESPECIALLY TO UTILITY CONNECTIONS OF GAS, WATER, AND ELECTRICITY.

I REPEAT THERE IS NO TSUNAMI THREAT.

HAWAII COUNTY CIVIL DEFENSE AGENCY.

Monday
Feb112019

Road Closure Map