Strong earthquakes strike south of Hawaii Island - GulfToday

Strong earthquakes strike south of Hawaii Island


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Two strong earthquakes struck off the coast of the Big Island in Hawaii on Sunday, rattling residents and causing items to fall off shelves.

The US Geological Survey says the first quake had a magnitude of 6.1 and struck about 17 miles south of Naalehu. The agency says a 6.2 magnitude earthquake struck about 20 minutes later in the same area.


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There was no tsunami warning afterward and no immediate reports of damage, according to the US Geological Survey statement.

At a gas station in Naalehu, the refrigerator display doors were opened by the shaking and items fell to the ground.

No injuries were immediately reported.

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