Earthquake: 4.5 quake reported near Hilo on Hawaii’s Big Island

A map of the earthquake epicenter

A magnitude 4.5 earthquake was reported Friday morning at 2:20 a.m. Pacific time 16 miles from Hawaiian Beaches, Hawaii, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The earthquake occurred 17 miles from Hawaiian Paradise Park on Hawaii island (also known as the Big Island), and 20 miles from Hilo.

In the past 10 days, there has been one earthquake of magnitude 3.0 or greater centered nearby.

The earthquake occurred at a depth of 2.4 miles. Did you feel this earthquake? Consider reporting what you felt to the USGS.

Find out what to do before, and during, an earthquake near you by reading our five-step earthquake preparedness guide.


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