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KILAUEA EARTHQUAKE RATTLES BIG ISLAND

April 14, 2009, 3:59 PM HST
* Updated April 15, 2:02 PM
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Image Courtesy:  NOAA.  A 5.1 Earthquake rattled the Kilauea area of the Big Island.

Image Courtesy: NOAA. A 5.1 Earthquake rattled the Kilauea area of the Big Island.

A sizeable earthquake was recorded on the Big Island of Hawaii this afternoon.  The US Geological Survey estimated the time of the quake at 12:45 p.m. and gave the tremor a preliminary magnitude of 5.1.  The quake was centered 9 miles SSE of Volcano.  The National Weather Service identified the specific area as the Hilina region of Kilauea and had a slightly lower magnitude recording of 5.0.  The quake did not generate a tsunami, however some areas experienced strong shaking.

(Posted by Wendy OSHER © 2009)

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