2 earthquakes hit the Big Island

Published On: Dec 23 2013 09:46:26 PM HST   Updated On: Aug 11 2013 07:47:28 AM HST



Two earthquakes shook the Big Island Sunday morning, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The first earthquake struck at 5:54 a.m. and had a magnitude of 4.8.  Its epicenter was 6 miles south-southwest of Volcano.

The second earthquake struck at 6:06 a.m. with a magnitude of 3.2.  Its epicenter was in the same location as the first earthquake.

According the USGS "Did you Feel It?" map, there were 406 people who reported they felt the earthquake in 45 zip codes on the Big Island, Maui and East Oahu.   The shaking was reported to be light and it appears no damage was reported as of this writing.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center says no tsunami was expected.


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