Earthquake Shakes Puna District

January 29, 2020, 1:29 PM HST
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A minor earthquake shook the Puna District this afternoon.

Preliminary data indicates that a magnitude 3.7 hit the vicinity of Kalapana at approximately 12:23 p.m. The quake was not large enough to cause a tsunami.

As in all earthquakes, be aware of the possibility of after-shocks. Hawai‘i County Civil Defense Agency advises residents that felt the earthquake strongly in their area should take precautionary checks for any damages; especially to utility connections of gas, water and electricity.


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