January 23rd, 2012
06:11 AM ET

4.7-quake strikes Hawaii's Big Island

A 4.7-magnitude earthquake rocked Hawaii's Big Island Sunday afternoon, the U.S. Geological Survey reports.

The quake, centered 26 miles south of Hilo at a depth of five miles, hit at 4:36 p.m., according to the USGS.

It was followed by about a dozen aftershocks, the biggest of which had a magnitude of 3.1, USGS data shows.

The quakes caused two small collapses in a lava delta from the Kilauea volcanic eruption, bigislandvideonews.com reported, citing a USGS press release.

No other damage was reported.

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  1. banasy©

    Wareboard Pele?
    Now THAT is funny!

    January 23, 2012 at 2:00 pm | Report abuse |
  2. jay

    The sign of the end of time my friends joke about it all you want the son of man is coming take notice and get your life in order because nothing else matter in this wicked world we live in it is only going to get worse take care my friends

    January 23, 2012 at 2:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • jesus lives in you

      Great post Jay. Read the signs of the times. Stay in the grace of Lord Jesus.

      January 23, 2012 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • BOMBO ©

      Prepare? Pfft. If Jesus comes unexpedadly I'll share a beer with Him out of the fridge, shrug, and say "What you see is what you get."

      January 23, 2012 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • eric

      Wicked world? Jeez, where do you guys live? All I see is beauty (well, the end of reality TV shows would be a welcome apocalypse). You guys need more hope in your lives. Try doing a Google search for those cat pictures with misspelled phrases. Also, try hugs.

      January 23, 2012 at 4:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • JT Hawaii

      You are cuckoo.

      January 23, 2012 at 5:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • Colonel Mortimer

      I agree. The earthquakes in various places. Civil unrest and violence, threats of war in the Middle East; countries siding against Israel; dolphins turning up dead along with dead fish, and of course mankind's increasing rebellion towards God. All signs of the end times.

      February 13, 2012 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • OxheadLives

      The return of "Star Wars: Episode 1," dogs and cats living together, yet another talent show on a major network – THE END IS NIGH! Just like Dr. Bronner predicted on his soap labels.

      February 13, 2012 at 6:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • Judy

      The "Dude" ain't coming anytime soon,... not until the FEDS Legalize It!

      February 22, 2012 at 3:12 am | Report abuse |
  3. ron j.

    matthew 24, luke 21, mark 13....if anyone wants to knw whats going on with the read these scriptures...then againthe world doesnt care bcuz the world is perishing rite bfor our very eyes

    January 23, 2012 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse |
  4. BitTorrent

    Why's this even news? 4.5 is barely anything. You can definitely feel it. It's probably a East Coast editor that allowed to be considered news. Hawaii, California, etc....Earth Quakes in this range are the norm.

    January 23, 2012 at 3:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • JT Hawaii

      I know I live in Oahu and didn't feel a thing. The only thought upon reading the news alert was, hope I don't have to suffer through another false tsunami alarm.

      January 23, 2012 at 5:42 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Pk duster

    My wid have lived in calif for years we have a lot of earth quakes they always scare the house puckey out of you the vistors are scared stiff what did one earth quake say to the other earth quake it aint my fault

    January 23, 2012 at 3:37 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Pk duster

    When johnny carson first came to la calif to do the to night show from ny there was a 7 point 5 earth quake when johnny carson came on stage he said if you think god is fad do mt believe it

    January 23, 2012 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse |
  7. big Al of KC

    CNN. Please invoke a "Mature Audience Only" policy. The nonsense posted by people that don't have a clue or can't post anything on topic or intelligent!

    January 23, 2012 at 6:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Judy

      Sure Al, make the internet disappear and have everybody listen to AM talk shows for now on.


      February 22, 2012 at 3:09 am | Report abuse |
  8. sabinabarnes

    I totally agree .

    January 23, 2012 at 8:32 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Judy


    February 22, 2012 at 3:06 am | Report abuse |
  10. Judy

    I wonder how many tourist got killed having a coconut fall on their head?

    February 22, 2012 at 3:10 am | Report abuse |
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