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3.7M Earthquake Shook Volcano Wednesday Evening

February 25, 2016, 11:38 AM HST
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Did you feel the 3.7 magnitude earthquake Wednesday evening?

The United States Geological Survey Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports that the earthquake occurred at a depth of 4.1 miles, about 2.4 miles west of Kilauea’s summit at 6 p.m.

Wednesday’s earthquake was located five miles west-southwest of Volcano, 25 miles west-southwest of Hawaiian Paradise Park, 26 miles south-southwest of Hilo, 47 miles east-southeast of Kailua-Kona, and 210 miles southeast of Honolulu.

Eight people reported that they felt the earthquake in Volcano, and one person reported the earthquake in Hilo, according to 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.

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