HVO Press Releases

Press Releases

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Press Releases are issued to the local news media when a significant change occurs that affects the active vent or seismic activity.
Current Press Releases

April 1, 2016: Magnitude-4.7 offshore earthquake north of Hawai‘i and east of Maui

March 20, 2016: Magnitude-4.6 earthquake southwest of Waimea, Island of Hawaiʻi

February 12, 2016: Magnitude-4.1 earthquake on Kīlauea Volcano's south flank

September 17, 2015: USGS Volcano Alert Level for Mauna Loa Elevated from Normal to Advisory Status

June 27, 2015: Magnitude 5.2 earthquake southeast of Kīlauea Volcano's summit


For more USGS press releases in Hawaii and the U.S., see USGS Newsroom.