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Earthquake Strikes Hawaii Island; No Injury or Damage Reported

January 23, 2012 By: Jena Tesse Fox

The AP is reporting that a magnitude-4.7 earthquake and several small aftershocks shook Hawaii's Big Island on Sunday, but there were no reports of injury or damage.

The quake struck beneath the south flank of Kilauea volcano in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park at 4:36 p.m. (6:36 p.m. PST) at a depth of five miles, according to a report from the U.S. Geological Survey. The epicenter was about 25 miles south of Hilo and 220 miles southeast of Honolulu.

The National Weather Service said there was no tsunami threat.


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By Jena Tesse Fox | January 23, 2012
The epicenter of the quake was about 25 miles south of Hilo and 220 miles southeast of Honolulu.
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