3.0 Quake Reported Near Waimea on Hawaiʻi Island

September 9, 2013, 4:06 PM HST · Updated September 9, 4:06 PM
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Waimea earthquake, 9/9/13. Image courtesy Google maps and Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.

Waimea earthquake, 9/9/13. Image courtesy Google maps and Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.

By Wendy Osher

The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory  reported a 3.0 preliminary magnitude earthquake at 3:45 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 9, 2013, about five miles NE of Waimea, on the Big Island of Hawaiʻi.

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The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center did not issue any advisories in association with this event.

The earthquake occurred at a depth of 17.3 miles, according to the USGS, and was located: 39 miles NE of Kailua-Kona, Hawaiʻi; 41 miles NW of Hilo, Hawaiʻi; 53 miles NW of Hawaiian Paradise Park, Hawaiʻi; and 168 miles ESE of Honolulu, Oʻahu.

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