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Earthquake Shakes World's Largest Active Volcano: Could the Seismic Event Trigger Tsunamis and Volcanic Eruption?
On the Big Island of Hawaii, a 4.5 magnitude earthquake hit this afternoon, shaking the world's biggest active volcano, Mauna Loa. The quake, which hit at 4:32 p.m. HT / 10:32 p.m. ET at a depth of more than 20 miles, was upgraded from a magnitude 4.1 to a magnitude 4.5 by the USGS. The quake, which was the biggest in the area in over a month and one of the strongest in the previous 12 months, was felt throughout the Big Island.