5.5 Magnitude Earthquake Shakes the Big Island

THE BIG ISLAND (Ben Caxton) — A Magnitude 5.5 earthquake struck the south flank of Kilauea Volcano on the Big Island just before 1:00 AM Wednesday morning. The USGS reported the earthquake was centered about 4 miles beneath the Hilina region of Kilauea. Reports of shaking were received from across the island with the worst coming from Volcano Village. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said no tsunami was generated by the temblor.

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