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3.9M Earthquake Shakes Big Island

October 15, 2015, 10:21 PM HST
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Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports a 3.9 magnitude earthquake shook the Big Island Thursday at 8:41 p.m.

The earthquake was located 4.1 miles south-southeast of Puʻu ʻŌʻō, 5.9 miles northeast of Ka’ena Point, and 6.4 miles west of Kalapana at a depth of 4.5 miles.

Several Big Island Now reader reported feeling the earthquake across the island. According to the United States Geological Survey’s “Did You Feel It?” website, the earthquake was felt as far as Captain Cook on the Big Island. One responder in Makawao on Maui reportedly felt the earthquake.

Several additional earthquakes were also reported by HVO in the same region before and after the 3.9 magnitude earthquake.


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