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3.0M Earthquake Near Honoka’a

March 31, 2016, 2:55 PM HST
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USGS photo.

USGS photo.

Another 3.0 magnitude earthquake shook the Big Island on Thursday.

The United States Geological Survey reports the earthquake took place at 1:37 p.m., seven miles north-northwest of Honoka’a at a depth of 8.9 miles.

In addition, the quake was 42 miles northwest of Hilo, 47 miles northeast of Kailua-Kona, 53 miles northwest of Hawaiian Paradise Park, and 170 miles from Honolulu.

Three people reported feeling the earthquake via USGS’s “Did You Feel it?” website.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center and the Hawaiian Volcanoes Observatory did not release any warnings or information in association with the quake.


On Thursday morning at 8:19 p.m. a 3.0 magnitude shook parts of the Big Island. The earthquake was  located about 16 miles west of Volcano.

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