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UPDATE: 3.7 Magnitude Earthquake Awakens Big Island Residents

September 1, 2016, 7:38 AM HST
* Updated September 1, 2:55 PM
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A magnitude 3.3—indicated here by the blue dot WNW of Mauna Kea—was felt by Big Island residents in the early morning hours Thursday, Sept. 1. Hawaiian Volcanoes Observatory/USGS map.

 

UPDATE: Thursday, Sept.1, 2016

The Hawaiian National Volcanoes Observatory updated its report regarding today’s early morning earthquake. The observatory released a statement at 2:12 p.m. today indicating that the quake was a magnitude 3.7 that occurred 4.7 miles northwest of Mauna Kea Summit at a depth of 15.3 miles.

ORIGINAL POST, Thursday, Sept. 1, 7:38 a.m.

The Hawaiian National Volcanoes Observatory reports that a minor 3.3-magnitude occurred shortly after midnight in the early morning hours of Thursday, Sept. 1, 4.7 miles WNW of Mauna Kea Summit.

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legendBig Island Now Meteorologist Malika Dudley received reports from Waimea area residents who felt the quake that was recorded as occurring at 12:11:25 a.m.

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The hypocentral depth is 15.3 miles.

More information will be reported as it becomes available.

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