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Hawaii Earthquake: 4.5-Magnitude Shakeup Hits Big Island in Wee Hours

By    |   Monday, 11 May 2015 08:00 AM

A 4.5-magnitude earthquake jostled the Big Island of Hawaii before dawn on Saturday.

According to KHON-TV, 70 people across the island reported feeling the 2 a.m. shaking, however there were no reported injuries or damage.

Wes Thelen of the U.S. Geological Survey’s Hawaiian Volcano Observatory said the quake was centered roughly 5 miles north of Na Ľalehu at a depth of 6 miles.

It produced three aftershocks, of magnitudes 1.6, 1.5, and 1.4. The last struck at 3:30 a.m.

Geologists said the source of the earthquake was likely a shift along the fault plane, which lies between the old ocean floor and the overlaying volcanic crust.

In the last 30 years, there have been five earthquakes similar to the most recent one with a magnitude greater than 4 and at a similar depth, reported the Daily Mail.

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