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Temblor rattles Big Island

The U.S. Geological Survey’s Hawaiian Volcano Observatory recorded a magnitude-4.4 earthquake at 4:37 a.m. Saturday. The epicenter was beneath Kilauea volcano’s south flank in the Pulama Pali area about seven miles west of Kalapana and four miles southeast of Pu‘u O‘o crater, at a depth of six miles.

The earthquake was widely felt on the Island of Hawaii, shaking residents awake in Hilo and with residents as far away as Waimea mentioning the temblor on social media. There were no aftershocks, according to HVO.


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