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BREAKING: No Tsunami Following 4+ Magnitude Big Island Quake

October 19, 2011, 2:29 PM HST
* Updated October 19, 2:41 PM
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By Wendy Osher

Hawai'i Island Earthquake, Oct. 19, 2011. Map courtesy USGS, Hawai'i Volcanoes Observatory.

There is no tsunami expected following a preliminary magnitude 4.3 earthquake (according to the USGS; 4.4 prelim. magnitude according to Hawaii Volcanoes Observatory) off the Waikoloa region of the Big Island of Hawai’i.

The earthquake was reported at 2:10 p.m. HST, Wednesday, October 19, 2011.

The Hawaii Volcanoes Observatory lists the quake at 6 miles NW of Mauna Kea Summit, 8 miles ENE of Waiki`i, 9 miles N or Pohakuloa, and 31 miles WNW of Hilo.

The depth, according to the USGS, Hawaii Volcanoes Observatory is 17.1 km (10.6 miles).

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Officials with the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center say there is no tsunami expected, however some areas may have experienced shaking.

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