Two Earthquakes Shake the Big Island
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.