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Two small earthquakes rattle Hawaii island

By Star Advertiser staff


Two small earthquakes rattled Hawaii island Tuesday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

The quakes, both magnitude-3, struck at 3:07 p.m. and 4:41 p.m., respectively.

The first had an epicenter in the ocean about 6 miles north of the entrance to Akaka Falls State Park, north of Hilo, at a depth of 25 miles. The second was just under 4 miles west-southwest of Volcano, in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reported Wednesday that 14 earthquakes were strong enough to be located beneath Kilauea Volcano over the previous 24 hours: four northwest of the summit, three beneath the caldera, one beneath the lower Southwest Rift Zone, two beneath the Koae fault system (between the caldera and the coastline), and four on south flank faults. No magnitudes were given.

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