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Four earthquakes hit Hawaii island on Friday and late Thursday, three in the area of Kilauea Volcano.

A fourth quake, at magnitude-4.3, struck the island at 9:16 p.m. Friday. The epicenter was 1.9 miles west-southwest of Honalo, a bit north of Kealakekua Bay, at a depth of 7 miles.

The first, with a magnitude of 2.5, hit 3.7 miles southwest of Volcano at a depth of 1.9 miles. It happened at 5:30 p.m. Thursday.

The second, magnitude-2.7, had an epicenter 9 miles southeast of Volcano. It struck at 11:18 a.m. Friday at a depth of 3.3 miles.

The third, magnitude-3, struck at 12:14 p.m. 6 miles southeast of Leilani Estates, in the ocean south of Cape Kumukahi. The depth of the epicenter was 20 miles.

Meanwhile, the 61G lava flow extending southeast of Puu Oo remained active today, with the leading edge about a half-mile from the ocean. The lava lake at Halemaumau Crater continued to circulate and intermittently spatter, according to the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.

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