Hawaii Earthquake: Magnitude 5.3 Rattles Islands; No Tsunami

Wednesday, 05 Jun 2013 07:55 AM

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The magnitude of an earthquake off the southeast coast of Hawaii has been revised by the U.S. Geological Survey to 5.3.

Tuesday afternoon’s earthquake was centered about 34 miles southeast of Pahala in Hawaii, at a depth of about 25 miles. Officials say it’s not expected to generate a tsunami, according to the Associated Press.

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Hawaii County Civil Defense Director Darryl Oliveira says there are no immediate reports of damage.

The USGS reported earlier that the Hawaiian quake’s magnitude was 5.6.

People as far away as Maui and Oahu in Hawaii reported weak shaking to the USGS. The Oahu Department of Emergency Management says some areas may have experienced strong shaking.

A stock clerk at the Mizuno Superette grocery store in Pahala says the shelves rocked but nothing fell.
Kevin Dayton, the executive assistant to the mayor, says he felt a large jolt in the county building in Hilo.

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