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2 small earthquakes rattle Hawaii island

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A magnitude 3.5 earthquake and a magnitude 2.7 earthquake shook Hawaii island residents late this afternoon.

The magnitude 3.5 quake occurred 10 miles northwest of Waimea, while the 2.5 magnitude tremor originated five miles north of Puulena Crater (18 miles southeast of Hilo), according to the U.S. Geological Survey website. 

Both quakes were recorded at 3:51 p.m., with the larger one occurring nine seconds before the smaller one.

The larger of the quakes was measured at a depth of 12.7 miles, while the smaller one was at a depth of 16 miles, according to the USGS website.

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