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Earthquake shakes Hawaii island

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    This map generated by the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center shows the location of an earthquake near Kilauea volcano that struck the Big Island on Monday morning.
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A moderate earthquake with a 4.3 magnitude struck on the Big Island near the summit of Kilauea volcano Monday morning.

The 8:16 a.m. earthquake was centered at a depth of about 8 miles, about 5 miles west-southwest of the summit of Kilauea.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said no tsunami was generated by the earthquake.

No damage was reported.

The U.S. Geological Survey’s “Did You Feel It?” website received more than 80 responses within two hours of the earthquake. The earthquake was felt across the island, but most of the responses were from the Volcano and Hilo areas.

As of 10 a.m., the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory recorded five small aftershocks, with the strongest aftershock measured at magnitude 1.

HVO geologists said Monday’s earthquake may have been from a fault that marks the boundary between Mauna Loa and Kilauea or it could be on a reactivated fault on the crust upon which the island of Hawaii is built.

The earthquake caused no detectable changes in the eruption of Kilauea, geologists said.

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