11 Oct 2021, 11:15

6.2-magnitude earthquake hits south of Hawaii Island: USGS

  LOS ANGELES, Oct 11, 2021 (BSS/XINHUA) - An earthquake with a magnitude of
6.2 jolted south of the Hawaii Island at 2148 GMT at a depth of around 35 km
on Sunday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

  The quake occurred at about 17 miles (about 27 km) south-southeast of
Naalehu, which is located in the southernmost tip of the Hawaii Island, the
largest and most volcanically active island in the Hawaiian chain, according
to data released by the agency.

  Multiple aftershocks of varying strengths were reported following the
initial earthquake.

  "Based on all available data from the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center, there
is no tsunami threat to the Hawaiian Islands," said the Hawaii Emergency
Management Agency in a press release following the earthquake, adding that
local authorities are monitoring the situation and to assess any damages that
may have occurred.

  Local news outlets reported that residents across the Hawaii Island and as
far away as Kauai and Oahu felt the quake. There are no immediate reports of
major damage or injuries yet.

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