Early morning magnitude 4.7 earthquake off Maui posed no tsunami threat
A magnitude 4.7 earthquake struck off Maui early Tuesday, but the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said there was no tsunami threat.
The temblor hit roughly 6 miles north-northeast of Wailua, at a depth of 25 miles, just before 1 a.m. on Tuesday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
“No tsunami is expected … however, some areas may have experienced shaking,” the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said.
There were no reports of any injuries or damage.
According to Hawaiian Volcano Observatory Scientist-in-Charge Ken Hon, the earthquake had no observable impact on Hawaiʻi’s active volcanoes.
“This earthquake was located off the coast of Maui at a depth indicative of oceanic plate bending due to the weight of the islands. This is a common source for earthquakes in this area and is not related to volcanic activity. Webcams and other data streams show no impact on Mauna Loa or Kīlauea," he said.