Earth­quake hits Alenui­hana Chan­nel

The Maui News - - TODAY’S PEOPLE -

HONOLULU (AP) — The U.S. Ge­o­log­i­cal Sur­vey said a mag­ni­tude 4.2 earth­quake was recorded in the Alenui­hana Chan­nel be­tween Maui and the Big Is­land early Sun­day.

The agency said that the quake was recorded at 2:01 a.m. Sun­day about 16 miles south­east of Kaupo at a depth of 11 miles. There were no im­me­di­ate re­ports of dam­age or in­juries.

The agency said that the earth­quake was likely due to bend­ing of the oceanic plate from the weight of the is­land and posed no sig­nif­i­cant hazard.

The Pa­cific Tsunami Warn­ing Center re­ported that no tsunami was gen­er­ated by the earth­quake, which also had no ap­par­ent ef­fect on the on­go­ing erup­tion of the Ki­lauea vol­cano.

Maui Po­lice Depart­ment of­fi­cer Justin Mauli­ola (above) joins other Traf­fic Sec­tion per­son­nel (photo at right) in a fundrais­ing car wash for the Maui Food Bank on Saturday af­ter­noon at the for­mer Kmart park­ing lot in Kahului. Mauli­ola said the of­fi­cers were making a fi­nal push to raise money and food to win a fundrais­ing Bat­tle of Badges against the Maui Fire Depart­ment. “We had to do some­thing out­side the box or we were go­ing to lose for sure,” he said. The dead­line for the friendly com­pe­ti­tion be­tween the de­part­ments is to­day.

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