Hawaii Big Island earthquake, Rockfalls reported after 5.3 magnitude (Details)


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).

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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.

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“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.”

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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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