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5.7 magnitude earthquake hits Hawaii Island



HONOLULU (KHON) — The Hawaiian islands felt a tremor on Friday morning.

People from Hilo to Kauai confirmed they felt the earth shaking just after 10 a.m., with one person in Hilo describing it as a “huge” earthquake.

The United States Geological Survey (USGS) said the earthquake had a preliminary reading of 5.7, recorded a few miles south of Pāhala.

Maui and Honolulu Counties issued statements that there was no tsunami threat.

A number of quakes occurred prior to the larger one at approximately 10:06 a.m. and there have been simultaneous tremors since, according to the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatoryʻs map.

All the quakes have been reported to be off the Kaʻū coast of the Big Island.

This is a developing story.

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