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Magnitude-4.2 quake strikes off coast of Big Island, no tsunami expected

  • U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY
                                A preliminary magnitude 4.2 struck off the coast of the Big Island this morning but does not pose a tsunami threat to the islands.

    U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY

    A preliminary magnitude 4.2 struck off the coast of the Big Island this morning but does not pose a tsunami threat to the islands.

An earthquake of preliminary magnitude 4.2 struck off the coast of the Big Island this morning but does not pose a tsunami threat to the islands.

The quake was recorded at 7:41 a.m. 50 miles west-southwest of Kailua-Kona at a depth of 6.3 miles, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

No tsunami is expected but some areas may have experienced shaking, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said.

On Monday a magnitude-5.2 earthquake struck off the Hamakua coast of the Big Island. It was the strongest earthquake to shake Hawaii since October 2010.

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