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No tsunami warning after quake on Big Island

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    This map from the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center shows the location of a magnitude 5.0 earthquake south of Volcano and other recent earthquakes.
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An earthquake estimated at magnitude 5.2 struck near Volcano on Hawaii island at about 10:10 p.m. Saturday.

The United States Geological Survey put the epicenter at 7 miles south of Volcano and about 28 miles south southwest of Hilo. The temblor struck in the Hilina region of Kilauea Volcano, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center reported. The depth was about 5.3 miles below the surface.

The warning center said there was no danger of a tsunami.

The magnitude was revised upward from an initial magnitude of 5.0.

The earthquake was widely felt on the Big Island and as far away as Honolulu, 219 miles north-northwest of the epicenter, according to the USGS “Did You Feel It” website.

An earthquake with a 5.0 magnitude is capable of causing minor damage.

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