Hawaii Big Island earthquake, Rockfalls reported after 5.3 magnitude (Details).
A 5.3 magnitude earthquake shook the Big Island of Hawaii late Saturday afternoon, local time. Officials say there is no danger of a tsunami.
The temblor struck the western side of the island about 12 miles east of Kalaoa and 46 miles west of Hilo, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS).
The location of the earthquake that struck the Big Island of Hawaii on Saturday evening, local time. (USGS)
The depth of the earthquake was around 8 miles.
The USGS has received hundreds of reports of shaking from Hilo to Kailua-Kona, with some reporting moderate to strong shaking.
“I heard it before I felt it,” Hawaii Island resident Grace Emanuel told Hawaii News Now. “Everything started shaking … I looked up and my entire house was shaking back and forth.”
There have been no immediate reports of injuries.
A 3.0 magnitude aftershock occurred within 15 minutes of the initial earthquake.
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