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Another small earthquake shakes Hawaii island

By Star-Advertiser staff

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Another small earthquake struck Hawaii island this morning.

A magnitude 3.0 temblor hit at about 2:10 a.m. about 3 miles south southeast of Puu Oo Crater at a depth of 5 miles, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The earthquake follows several small earthquakes recorded on Saturday.

None of the earthquakes generated a tsunami.

Hawaii island residents were shaken by a 3.9 magnitude earthquake centered off the coast of Kau early Saturday morning.

The 2:26 am earthquake was centered about 11 miles east southeast of Naalehu and 54 miles south southwest of Hilo at a depth of about 24 miles.

Responses from the U.S, Geological Survey's Did You Feel It? website came from as far north as Laupahoehoe and Honokaa and west of the epicenter in Captain Cook.

A 2.0 magnitude earthquake struck in the same area two minutes later at about 2:28 a.m.

A third earthquake struck all the way on the other side of the island in Waimea at about 4:24 a.m. That earthquake registered at a 2.9 magnitude and was centered about 8 miles north of Waikoloa at a depth of 20 miles.

A 2.7 magnitude earthquake struck Saturday night about 5 miles northwest of Pahala and 17 miles south southeast of the summit of Mauna Loa at 6:22 p.m. at a depth of 4.6 miles.

There were no reports of significant damage or injuries from any of the earthquakes.







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