UPDATE: A seismic analyst has reviewed the event, and the USGS is now saying the earthquake was a 4.5 magnitude.
On Monday evening, an earthquake was felt by residents all over Hawaii Island at around 6:30 pm.
Hawaii County Civil Defense relayed the message from the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center, which estimated the earthquake at a 5.0 magnitude, saying that no tsunami was generated by the event.
Preliminary information from the USGS measured the magnitude at 4.4, and showed the earthquake was basically centered under the inactive Mauna Kea volcano, located about 5 miles SSW of Keanakolu, and 7 miles ENE of the Mauna Kea summit. The earthquake occurred at a hypocentral depth of 19 miles.
More information to come as it becomes available…