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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Friday, August 16, 2002

3.8 earthquake felt on O'ahu, Lana'i

Advertiser Staff

A handful of people on Lana'i and O'ahu felt a 3.8 magnitude earthquake yesterday.

The earthquake occurred at 8:07 a.m., about 15 miles northwest of '?lio Point on Moloka'i, said David Burwell, an oceanographer at the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

The quake did not generate a tsunami, he said.

"It's a pretty rare event," Burwell said. "I think there was a 3.0 in the same area in 1999, but we have few spots on the historical plot for that area."