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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Tuesday, March 9, 2010

4.5 quake shakes Big Island, no tsunami generated

Advertiser Staff

A 4.5 magnitude earthquake shook Big Island residents at 6:30 p.m. Monday. It was felt by island residents, but no tsunami was generated.

Quince Mento, Hawai‘i County civil defense administrator, said it was “one sharp jolt” but that there were no reports of damage or injuries.
The quake was centered about 16 miles due west of Honomu, under the eastern slopes of Mauna Kea, he said.
Mento said there were reports of the quake being felt in Hilo, Volcano and North Kohala.
The quake was at first reported as 4.4, but later revised by the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory to magnitude 4.5.