Earthquake hits Alenuihana Channel
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.