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Two Earthquakes Shake the Big Island

January 14, 2016, 11:14 AM HST
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The blue dots pictured mark the origins of Wednesday's earthquakes. USGS HVO image.

The blue dots pictured mark the origins of Wednesday’s earthquakes. USGS HVO image.

Two earthquakes with a magnitude of 3.0 and higher shook the Big Island on Wednesday.

The United States Geological Survey’s Hawaiian Volcano Observatory noted that a 3.2 earthquake that was located about 3.3 miles south-southeast of Puʻu ʻŌʻō struck at 1:27 p.m. The earthquake was 6.3 miles northeast of Ka’ena Point and 6.7 miles west of Kalapana.

Another earthquake rattled the island just hours later. USGS HVO reports a 3.0 magnitude quake shook the island at 8:32 p.m. The earthquake was located 5.3 miles south-southwest of the Mauna Loa Summit, 17.2 miles north-northwest of Pahala, and 17.3 miles east of Ho’okena.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center did not issue a tsunami advisory in connection to either of the earthquakes, and HVO did not release information connecting the earthquakes with volcanic activity.

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