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5.7 magnitude earthquake hits Hawaii – residents describe ‘huge’ tremors and shaking buildings

Daily Mail News

By WILL POTTER FOR DAILYMAIL.COM

PUBLISHED: 15:41 EST, 9 February 2024 | UPDATED: 17:05 EST, 9 February 2024

A 5.7 magnitude earthquake has struck south of Hawaii’s Big Island, rocking buildings and triggering huge tremors across the state, officials say.

The earthquake hit at an ocean depth of over 22 miles around 1.5 miles of the Kau Coast, although the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center (PTWC) said a tsunami is not expected.

Residents on the island of Oahu – over 200 miles from the epicenter – reported severe shaking and some damage, however it is unclear if the earthquake has resulted in any deaths or injuries.

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