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Big Island 3.9 Earthquake, No Tsunami

November 20, 2011, 10:37 AM HST
* Updated November 20, 10:39 AM
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By Wendy Osher

Map courtesy USGS. Big Island Earthquake, 10:17 a.m., November 18, 2011.

There is no tsunami expected following a preliminary magnitude 3.9 earthquake in the Saddle Region of the Big Island of Hawai’i. 

The quake was reported at 10:17 a.m. on Sunday, November 20, 2011. 

The earthquake was located at a depth of 7.4 miles, about 5 miles North of the Mauna Loa Summit; 16 miles SSW of Pohakuloa; 19 miles ESE of the Hualalai Summit; and 25 miles ESE of Kailua.

The National Weather Service’s Pacific Tsunami Warning Center located in Ewa Beach issued a statement saying no tsunami is expected. 



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