Magnitude-5.0 Shakes Big Island In Hawaii


Salon Staff
January 23, 2012 9:00AM (UTC)

HILO, Hawaii (AP) — A magnitude-5.0 earthquake has struck Hawaii.

The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake struck near Kae'na Point in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on the Big Island at 4:36 p.m. Sunday, at a depth of five miles.

It was immediately followed by several aftershocks, the largest of them a magnitude-3.0 about 10 minutes after the original quake.

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There were no immediate reports of damages or injuries.


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