Earthquake hits Island of Hawai'i on December 14

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      An inland earthquake has just occurred on the Island of Hawai’i, which is the largest island in the state of Hawaii.

      It struck at 9:27 a.m. Honolulu time (11:27 a.m. Vancouver time).

      At a depth of 23 kilometres (14 miles), the U.S. Geological Survey measured it as a 4.2-magnitude quake.

      The epicentre was located 21 kilometres (13 miles) southeast of Waimea, Hawaii, 52 kilometres (32 miles) northwest of Hilo, Hawaii; and 288 kilometres (178 miles) southeast of Honolulu.

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