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3.0 Volcano, Hawaiʻi Quake, No Advisories

April 22, 2014, 9:28 AM HST
* Updated April 22, 9:31 AM
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Map of April 22, 2014 Volcano earthquake, courtesy Hawaiian Volcano Observatory/USGS.

Map of April 22, 2014 Volcano earthquake, courtesy Hawaiian Volcano Observatory/USGS.

By Wendy Osher

The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory recorded a preliminary magnitude 3.0 earthquake at 8:20 a.m. on Tuesday, April 22, 2014, about 2 miles south of Volcano on the Big Island of Hawaiʻi.

There were no immediate advisories issued for the event.

According to the HVO, the quake occurred at a depth of 2 km, and was located: 2 miles S of Volcano; 22 miles SW of Hawaiian Paradise Park; 25 miles SSW of Hilo; and 51 miles ESE of Kailua-Kona.

Less than an hour after the 3.0 tremor, the agency recorded a slightly smaller 2.9 quake in the same area.

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The second quake was reported at 9:13 a.m. on Tuesday, April 22, 2014, and was located 11 miles SE of Volcano on Hawaiʻi Island, according to the HVO and US Geological Survey.  The second quake occurred at a depth of 4.4 miles, according to agency reports.

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