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M4.6 Earthquake Offshore of Maui and Hawaii Island at 11:29am HST

10:17 PM ยท Jul 13, 2023

A magnitude 4.6 quake at a depth of 24.3km occurred today at 11:29am offshore of roughly 100km (62mi) of Hawaii Island and Maui. The depth and location are consistent with a common flexure earthquake where the island's weight bend the lithosphere of the earth. More information on this type of earthquake can be found here: https://www.usgs.gov/observatories/hvo/news/volcano-watch-why-do-some-hawaii-earthquakes-occur-so-far-offshore There is no tsunami threat. If you felt the earthquake you can report it to USGS-HVO here: https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/hv73480807/tellus

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