Magnitude 5.0 Quake Rattles Hawaii

7:34 PM, Apr 14, 2009   |    comments
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VOLCANO, Hawaii (AP) -- Officials said a strong earthquake shook parts of Hawaii's Big Island but no damage has been reported.

U.S. Geological Survey's Hawaiian Volcano Observatory said a temblor with a magnitude of 5.0 struck Tuesday at 12:44 p.m. about 8 miles southeast of volcano Kilauea's summit.

The survey said it received more than 350 calls within half an hour of the quake from but no damage was immediately reported.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said the quake wasn't expect to generate a tsunami.

The observatory said it caused no apparent changes in volcanic activity at Kilauea, which began erupting in 1983. It also said 11 quakes with magnitudes of 4 or greater have hit the area in the past 25 years.



The Associated Press

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