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6.2 magnitude earthquake strikes south of Big Isle; no tsunami threat

The National Weather Service in Honolulu says no tsunami threat has resulted from a 6.2 magnitude earthquake that struck south of Hawaii island today.

Strong shaking was recorded throughout Hawaii island and across most of the main islands, according to the U.S. Geologic Survey. Residents throughout Oahu reported feeling the tremor, and over 1,300 reports of shaking came into the USGS “Did you feel it?” reporting system within one hour of the earthquake.

The initial quake was followed by a magnitude 4.3 temblor in the same area and at least five other aftershocks 2.5 or greater.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said the first earthquake struck at 11:49 a.m. today off the Kau coast of the Big Island. It was centered 22 miles deep, and about 17 miles south-southeast of Naalehu and 64 miles south-southeast of Kailua-Kona, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The USGS initially put the quake’s magnitude at 6.1, but later raised it to 6.2.

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