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Magnitude-4.1 quake shakes Big Island, but no tsunami threat

Location of earthquake (Image source: USGS) Location of earthquake (Image source: USGS)
KILAUEA VOLCANO, BIG ISLAND (HawaiiNewsNow) -

A magnitude-4.1 earthquake shook parts of the Big Island on Friday, but there's no tsunami threat, according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

The quake, which happened around 9:20 a.m., was located beneath Kilauea Volcano’s south flank, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

USGS said nearly 30 earthquakes of magnitude-4.0 or greater have occurred beneath the volcano’s south flank due to abrupt motion.

This particular quake had no effect on the volcano’s ongoing eruptions, the USGS said.

It's unknown whether the earthquake caused any damages or injuries, but PTWC said some areas may have experienced shaking.

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