Hawaii earthquake: 4.6 magnitude quake reported on Big Island

PAHALA, Hawaii — A 4.6 magnitude earthquake struck Hawaii’s Big Island on Tuesday night, the U.S. Geological Survey is reporting.

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According to the agency, the quake, which occurred at 8:36 p.m. HST, was centered about 6 miles east-northeast of Pahala at a depth of 20 miles. Another quake with a magnitude of 3.6 occurred in the same area minutes later, the agency reported.

No information about possible damage or injuries was immediately available. Authorities have not issued any tsunami watches or warnings in the area.

The news came as Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano continued to erupt.

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