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Third quake in as many days rattles Big Island

November 1, 2010, 6:40 AM HST
* Updated November 1, 7:01 AM
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By Wendy Osher

A 3.5 magnitude earthquake occurred off the Hamakua coast of the Big Island late Sunday night.  The quake was located 30 miles WNW of Hilo, Hawaii, or 60 miles SSE of Hana, Maui. The tremor struck at around 11:45 p.m. Officials

Click map to enlarge. Map of Hamakua Quake coutesy USGS.

with the Hawaii Civil Defense Agency say no damages or injuries were reported.  The quake was the third of 3.5 magnitude or greater in the last three days near the Big Island.

Magnitude 3.5
Location 19.969°N, 155.510°W
Depth 24.6 km (15.3 miles)
Distances 50 km (30 miles) WNW of Hilo, Hawai`i, Hawaii
55 km (35 miles) ENE of Kailua Kona, Hawai`i, Hawaii
100 km (60 miles) SSE of Hana, Maui, Hawaii
285 km (175 miles) ESE of HONOLULU, Hawaii
Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 2.1 km (1.3 miles); depth +/- 2.3 km (1.4 miles)
Parameters Nph= 32, Dmin=20 km, Rmss=0.1 sec, Gp=245°,
M-type=duration magnitude (Md), Version=1

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