More quakes follow 5.0 shaker on Big Island

Published: Jan. 22, 2012 at 9:53 PM HST|Updated: Jan. 22, 2012 at 10:15 PM HST
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VOLCANO, Hawaii Island (HawaiiNewsNow) - A series of earthquakes shook an area of southeast Hawaii island Sunday afternoon, one of them a 5.0 magnitude quake.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, all of the quakes were centered in an area about eleven miles southeast of the town of Volcano on the Big Island. The first quake occurred at 4:35 p.m. with a magnitude of 4.1. That quake was followed a minute later by one with a 5.0 magnitude.

Five more smaller quakes followed at 4:43, 4:44, 4:45, 4:51 and 4:52 p.m., with preliminary magnitudes of 2.5, 2.3, 3.0, 1.8 and 2.0

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said no tsunami was generated by the quakes.

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