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3.2M Earthquake Shakes the Big Island Friday

March 18, 2016, 3:04 PM HST
* Updated March 18, 4:59 PM
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USGS image.

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Did you feel it? A 3.2 magnitude shook portions of the Big Island on Friday at 1:27 p.m.

The United States Geological Survey Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports that the earthquake occurred at a depth of 1.5 miles, about 16 miles east of Honaunau-Napoopoo.

Friday’s earthquake was located 29 miles east-southeast of Kailua-Kona, 40 miles west-southwest of Hilo, 43 miles west-southwest of Hawaiian Paradise Park, and 194 miles southeast of Honolulu.

 

As of 2:45 p.m., no one has reported feeling the earthquake via USGS’s “Did You Feel it?”

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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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Four very small earthquakes in the 1.1 magnitude to 1.7 magnitude range occurred earlier in the morning on Friday.

A 3.1 magnitude earthquake was felt by two people on the Big Island Thursday at about 5:07 p.m. The earthquake was located 13 miles south-southeast of Pahala.

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