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UPDATE: 3.5M Earthquake Shakes the Big Island

March 7, 2016, 12:57 PM HST
* Updated March 7, 3:58 PM
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***Updated at 3:56 p.m. to include upgraded information.***

The United States Geological Survey Hawaiian Volcano Observatory has upgraded the earthquake to a 3.5 magnitude.

As of 3:50 p.m. over 20 people have reported that they felt the earthquake, via USGS’s “Did You Feel it?” website.

***Original story posted at 12:57 p.m.***

Did you feel it? A 3.2 magnitude shook portions of the Big Island Monday afternoon at 12:29 p.m.


The United States Geological Survey Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports that the earthquake occurred at a depth of 8.9 miles, about six miles north-northeast of Volcano.


Monday’s earthquake was located 16 miles west-southwest of Hawaiian Paradise Park, 17 miles south-southwest of Hilo, 52 miles east of Kailua-Kona, and 212 miles southeast of Honolulu.

As of 12:45 p.m., 12 people reported that they felt the earthquake via USGS’s “Did You Feel it?” at various locations, including three in Volcano, three in Mountain View, four in Hilo, one in Pahoa, and one in Papaikou.

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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