STRONG M5.5 "VOLCANIC EXPLOSION" HITS HAWAII
Sunday, 03 June 2018 23:10
At 10:50 PM eastern US time, a strong magnitude 5.8 volcanic eruption took place in an explosive fashion at the erupting Kilauea volcano in Hawaii.
Lava flows are getting VERY MUCH WORSE.
This is a developing story, check back for details.
UPDATE 11:23 PM EDT --
Here's what the explosion looked like on local seismographs:
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center reports the volcanic explosion at Magnitude 5.8, but thankfully there appears to be NO DANGER of Tsunami:
000 WEHW42 PHEB 040156 TIBHWX HIZ001>003-005>009-012>014-016>021-023>026-040356- TSUNAMI INFORMATION STATEMENT NUMBER 1 NWS PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER EWA BEACH HI 356 PM HST SUN JUN 03 2018 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 - 0351 PM HST 03 JUN 2018 COORDINATES - 19.4 NORTH 155.3 WEST LOCATION - IN THE SUMMIT REGION OF KILAUEA VOLCANO MAGNITUDE - 5.8 EVALUATION NO TSUNAMI IS EXPECTED. REPEAT. NO TSUNAMI IS EXPECTED. HOWEVER...SOME AREAS MAY HAVE EXPERIENCED STRONG SHAKING. THIS WILL BE THE ONLY STATEMENT ISSUED FOR THIS EVENT UNLESS ADDITIONAL DATA ARE RECEIVED. $$
In the last 24 hours, there have been over 500 earthquakes in and around the Kilauea volcano, gradually INCREASING in intensity.