USGS: Molokai quake had magnitude of 4.1
The magnitude of an earthquake that struck under eastern Molokai has been increased to 4.1, after earlier being reported as 3.8, the U.S. Geological Survey’s Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reported.
The earthquake was felt across Molokai as well as West Maui and East Oahu, officials said.
No damaging tsunami was generated, according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.
The earthquake was located 3 miles southeast of Maunaloa, Molokai, said the observatory’s Wes Thelen, seismic network manager. The earthquake’s depth was determined to be shallow, less than 0.6 of a mile.
“However, determining accurate earthquake locations and depths in this region can be difficult because of the sparse coverage of seismometers on Molokai and adjacent islands,” the observatory said.