3.7 magnitude quake shakes Big Island

August 18, 2010, 12:32 PM HST · Updated August 18, 12:34 PM
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Residents of the Big Island experienced a moderate tremor just before noon today. The Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency reports an earthquake measuring 3.7 in magnitude occurred at 11:52 a.m. Hawaii Standard Time.

The quake was centered 5 miles SE of Pu’u O’o Crater, 24 miles S of Hilo, and 225 miles SE of Honolulu Hawaii. The depth of the quake was 5.8 miles below the surface.

No tsunami was generated, and no damage was reported.

Click to enlarge. Image Courtesy USGS.

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