2.6 Quake Recorded Near Kīlauea Summit

February 22, 2014, 1:00 PM HST · Updated February 23, 1:10 PM
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Image courtesy Hawaiian Volcano Observatory. Kīlauea quake, 2/22/14.

Image courtesy Hawaiian Volcano Observatory. Kīlauea quake, 2/22/14.

By Wendy Osher

There were no immediate advisories issued following a 2.6 earthquake reported at 12:42 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, NW of the Kīlauea Summit on Hawaiʻi Island.

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The quake was initially recorded as a preliminary magnitude 3.0, but was later downgraded to a 2.6, according to the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.

According to the USGS, the quake was centered 4 miles W of Volcano, Hawaiʻi; 24 miles WSW of Hawaiian Paradise Park, Hawaiʻi; 25 miles SW of Hilo, Hawaiʻi; 47 miles ESE of Kailua-Kona, Hawaiʻi; and 209 miles SE of Honolulu, Hawaiʻi.

The agency reports that the quake occurred at a depth of 5 km or 3.1 miles, with the following coordinates: 19.432°N 155.306°W.

Image courtesy USGS/ Hawaiian Volcano Observatory. Kīlauea Summit earthquake, 2/22/14, 12:42 p.m.

Image courtesy USGS/ Hawaiian Volcano Observatory. Kīlauea Summit earthquake, 2/22/14, 12:42 p.m.

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