Updated at 8:33 a.m., Wednesday, October 18, 2006
Another earthquake, 3.4 magnitude, shakes Big Island
Advertiser StaffAnother earthquake shook the Big Island of Hawaii this morning, this time at about 6:40 a.m.
Barry Hirshorn, a geophysicist with the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center, said the temblor was centered in the channel between the Big Island and Maui in the same general area where two much stronger earthquakes occurred Sunday morning.
This morning's earthquake was assigned a preliminary magnitude of 3.4, Hirshorn said. No damage was reported and no tsunami was generated, he said.
He said there have been 10 to 15 earthquakes reaching a magnitude of 3 or greater since a 6.7 magnitude earthquake off the northwest coast of the Big Island rumbled up the island chain Sunday morning, causing at least $74 million in damages on the Big Island.
The Sunday morning quake was followed a few minutes later by a second quake having a magnitude of 6.0.