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4.0 Eathquake off Mauna Loa, NO tsunami expected

October 3, 2010, 10:03 AM HST
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A 4.0 earthquake occurred off the Southeastern flank of Mauna Loa on the Big Island this morning (Sunday October 3, 2010).  The quake occured at 9:39 a.m. at the 19.2 North and 155.5 West coordinated.  Officials with the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Ewa Beach say no tsunami is expected, however, some areas may have experienced shaking.

Magnitude 4.0 – duration magnitude (Md)
Time Sunday, October 3, 2010 at 9:39:28 AM (HST)
Sunday, October 3, 2010 at 19:39:28 (UTC)
Distance from Pahala – 5 km (3 miles) W (278 degrees)
Na`alehu – 17 km (11 miles) NNE (19 degrees)
Mauna Loa Summit – 31 km (19 miles) SSE (165 degrees)
Kailua – 68 km (42 miles) SE (134 degrees)
Coordinates 19 deg. 12.7 min. N (19.212N), 155 deg. 31.8 min. W (155.531W)
Depth 36.3 km (22.6 miles)

Map Courtesy USGS.

(Posted by Wendy Osher)

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