News Release: Local earthquake off the coast of Hawai`i Island No threat of tsunami to state

Posted on Oct 10, 2021 in Information and News Releases, News Stories

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Hawai’i Emergency Management Agency

 

DAVID Y. IGE

GOVERNOR

MAJOR GENERAL KENNETH S. HARA

DIRECTOR OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

LUKE P. MEYERS

ADMINISTRATOR OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

For Immediate Release                               

10/10/2021

 

Local earthquake off the coast of Hawai`i Island

No threat of tsunami to state

 

HONOLULU — An earthquake occurred at 11:49 am on Sunday, October 10, 2021, off the Kau Coast of the Big Island, with a preliminary magnitude of 6.1 on the Richter Scale.

 

Based on all available data from the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center, there is no tsunami threat to the Hawaiian Islands.

 

The Hawai`i Emergency Management Agency (HI-EMA) is working with Hawai`i County Civil Defense to monitor the situation and to assess any damages that may have occurred.

 

Residents and visitors are urged to monitor local media for updates.

Sign up for emergency wireless alerts at dod.hawaii.gov/hiema/get-ready/

 

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Contact:

 

Douglas Carroll

Public Information Officer (TA)

Hawai`i Emergency Management Agency

(808) 285-1516

[email protected]

 

Hollie Stark

Information Specialist

Hawai`i Emergency Management Agency

(808) 620-5423

[email protected]