Magnitude 3.0 Earthquake hits Hawaii

June 23rd, 2008 - 12:07 pm ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi  

The Earth quake measuring 3.0 on the Richter scale hit the Island of Hawaii on Sunday, June 22, 2008 at 05:16:47 PM (HST) / Monday, June 23, 2008 at 03:16:47 (UTC).

The epicenter of the quake was just 2 km from the Pahala having a population of 2000 people. So far, there have been no reports of damage.

The Island of Hawaii experiences thousands of earthquakes each year, most are so small that they can only be detected by instruments, but some are strong enough to be felt, and a few cause minor-to-moderate damage. Most of Hawaii’s earthquakes are directly related to volcanic activity and are caused by magma moving beneath the earth’s surface.

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