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M-4.9 Earthquake Big Island Hawaii, Near Laupahoehoe


A moderate 4.5 earthquake Big Island Hawaii felt in many parts of the Island on Friday.

More than a thousand people reported feeling Monday morning’s magnitude-4.9 earthquake near Laupahoehoe, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

Also, the USGS announced the earthquake Big Island Hawaii was located in the eastern parts of the Kilauea volcanic system. The epicenter possibly originated from the Hilina fault, which marks one of the most active faults on Big Island.

The earthquake in Big Island Hawaii was centered about 20 miles (31 kilometers) northwest of Hilo. It was recorded at a depth of 22 miles (36 kilometers).

People felt the earthquake in Big Island

This earthquake has been felt across Hawaii’s Big Island, however, there are no immediate reports of damage.

The agency received more than 1,000 reports of people stating they felt the quake, but the Hawaii Police Department announced it had not received any reports of damage or other problems.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center added the quake did not generate a tsunami.

Details of the earthquake in Hawaii

  • Exact date and time: Friday, 3 July 2020 09:20 UTC
  • Local time at epicenter: 2020-07-03 09:20:01 UTC
  • Magnitude: 4.6
  • Depth: 6.8 km
  • Epicenter latitude / longitude: 19.32583°N / 155.11517°W 

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