MAUNA KEA, Hawaii A 4.0-magnitude earthquake Tuesday night rattled much of the Big Island but caused no damage.
Seismologists said the 10:26 p.m. quake drew several calls to the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory. "They said it felt like the kids were banging the walls, or the animals were acting up," said Paul Okubo, a member of the observatory staff.
Okubo said the earthquake occurred eight miles southwest of Mauna Keas summit, about 20 miles below the surface. He said it probably was the result of settling of the tectonic plates that make up Earths crust.
It was the Big Islands widest-felt quake since a 4.3-magnitude earthquake in October near Honokaa.
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