SMALL EARTHQUAKE FELT OFF BIG ISLAND

March 4, 2009, 9:57 AM HST · Updated April 6, 1:11 PM
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A small earthquake was recorded off the Kona Coast of the Big Island at around 9:20 this morning. Preliminary estimates from the State authorities place the magnitude at 3.5; while the US Geological Survey has reported the event as a 3.3 magnitude. The depth of the quake was at 23 miles below the surface and about 14 miles WSW from the Kahaluu-Keauhou region of the Big Island. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issued an evaluation saying NO tsunami is expected. Repeat. No Tsunami is expected.

(Posted by Wendy OSHER © 2009; Image courtesy USGS)

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