Earthquake Hawaii

February 25, 2011 by staff 

Earthquake Hawaii, The report of the U.S. Geological Survey indicates that there was an earthquake hit the island of Hawaii Honolulu today around 5 pm ET. No report of damage has been reported for the earthquake in Hawaii.

Reports say the quake was magnitude 3.6. The last earthquake comes just after an earthquake on Feb. 21 New Zealand that hit the country with a magnitude of 6.3. The depth was .1 miles near Christchurch.
Honolulu felt a small earthquake centered miles east-southeast of the capital of Hawaii.

The magnitude 3.6 earthquake struck the island at 2:12 pm local time Thursday (7:12 pm EST) at a depth of 11.8 miles (19 km), according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

No immediate reports of injuries or damage were made, according to the Associated Press.

Two and a half hours after the earthquake, 684 people were reported to the USGS that they felt the earthquake. Responses range from Hololulu, Pearl City, Kula, which is miles (136 km) from the epicenter.

The Hawaiian Islands are located on a hotspot-the source of volcanic activity at fixed points on the Earth’s surface, prone to volcanic eruptions, lava flows, earthquakes and volcanism linked.

Thousands of earthquakes occur each year in the island of Hawaii, according to the USGS.

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