Strong Earthquakes Confirmed off Coast of Hawaii

October 12, 2021

CORRECTION: In a story published October 10, 2021, about an earthquake that struck Sunday off the coast of the Big Island of Hawaii, The Associated Press erroneously reported that there were two earthquakes 20 minutes apart. There was only one earthquake, which had a magnitude of 6.2. This story has been updated to reflect that correcton.

A strong earthquakesstruck off the coast of the Big Island in Hawaii on Sunday, rattling residents and causing items to fall off shelves, the U.S. Geological Survey confirmed.

The USGS says the quake struck about 17 miles south of Naalehu with a 6.2 magnitude earthquake.

The National Weather Service in Honolulu said there was no tsunami threat.

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.

The Hawaii Department of Transportation said there was no damage from the earthquake at airport runways, commercial harbors or highway bridges.

Topics Catastrophe Natural Disasters Earthquake

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