An earthquake of preliminary magnitude 4.2 struck off the coast of the Big Island this morning but does not pose a tsunami threat to the islands.
The quake was recorded at 7:41 a.m. 50 miles west-southwest of Kailua-Kona at a depth of 6.3 miles, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
No tsunami is expected but some areas may have experienced shaking, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said.
On Monday a magnitude-5.2 earthquake struck off the Hamakua coast of the Big Island. It was the strongest earthquake to shake Hawaii since October 2010.