3.2M Earthquake Shakes the Big Island Friday

March 18, 2016, 3:04 PM HST (Updated March 18, 2016, 4:59 PM)

USGS image.

USGS image.

Did you feel it? A 3.2 magnitude shook portions of the Big Island on Friday at 1:27 p.m.

The United States Geological Survey Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports that the earthquake occurred at a depth of 1.5 miles, about 16 miles east of Honaunau-Napoopoo.

Friday’s earthquake was located 29 miles east-southeast of Kailua-Kona, 40 miles west-southwest of Hilo, 43 miles west-southwest of Hawaiian Paradise Park, and 194 miles southeast of Honolulu.


As of 2:45 p.m., no one has reported feeling the earthquake via USGS’s “Did You Feel it?”

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center did not issue a statement on the shake, and HVO did not report any volcanic disruption associated with the earthquake.

Four very small earthquakes in the 1.1 magnitude to 1.7 magnitude range occurred earlier in the morning on Friday.


A 3.1 magnitude earthquake was felt by two people on the Big Island Thursday at about 5:07 p.m. The earthquake was located 13 miles south-southeast of Pahala.



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