Quake strikes off coast of Big Isle; no tsunami expected
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Quake strikes off coast of Big Isle; no tsunami expected

  • U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY

    A light quake struck off the coast of Hawaii island this morning.

A light earthquake struck off the leeward coast of Hawaii island this morning, but no tsunami is expected.

The preliminary magnitude 4.5 quake struck at 5:33 a.m., 29.4 miles north of Kailua-Kona at a depth of 5.4 miles, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said that no tsunami was expected, although some areas may have experienced shaking.

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