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Two small quakes rattle Hawaii island

By Star-Advertiser staff

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LAST UPDATED: 10:14 a.m. HST, Sep 15, 2011



Two small earthquakes shook opposite sides of Hawaii island this morning, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The larger of the two, a 3.5 magnitude quake centered off the island's northern coast about 16 miles northeast of Waimea, struck at 9:38 a.m., the USGS said. It's epicenter was about 17.6 miles deep.

At 5:06 a.m., a 3.2 magnitude temblor was centered about a mile south of the Kilauea summit. The epicenter was about 5.8 miles deep. 

People reported feeling the shaking in Volcano, Mountain View and Ninole.

There were no immediate reports of damage.






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