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MODERATE EARTHQUAKE RECORDED OFF HAMAKUA COAST

March 9, 2009, 10:31 AM HST
* Updated March 10, 1:27 PM
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A moderate earthquake was recorded off the Hamakua Coast of the Big Island this morning. The tremor was recorded at 9:45 a.m. The warning center on Oahu recorded the quake as a 5.2 magnitude. Preliminary estimates by the US Geological Survey posted a preliminary magnitude of 4.0. The depth was 6 and a half miles below the surface. No Tsunami is expected….however, some areas may have experienced strong shaking. Again, no Tsunami is expected. (Posted: Monday, March 09, 2009 @ 10:10 a.m.)hamakuaquake_lg_01

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