Updated 2pm ET: The USGS upgraded the magnitude to 5.3.
The Big Island of Hawaii experienced a 5.1 magnitude earthquake a short time ago, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS.) The earthquake struck 11 miles southeast of Volcano, Hawaii, near the Kilauea Volcano inside Hawaii Volcanoes National Park at 7:05am local time, 1:05pm ET. The sizeable quake was felt throughout the island.
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issued a local tsunami information statement to Emergency Management in the state; in their bulletin, they say “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.”
We’ve yet to receive reports of damage.