According to preliminary data from the United States Geological Survey, two significant earthquakes struck Sunday off the coast of Hawaii’s Big Island.
According to the US Geological Survey, the initial quake had a magnitude of 6.1 and occurred around 17 miles south of Naalehu. According to the agency, a 6.2 magnitude earthquake struck the same area around 20 minutes later. The earthquakes occurred shortly before noon local time. According to the USGS, many minor quakes were also detected.
According to the National Weather Service’s Pacific Tsunami Warning Center, no tsunami was expected due to the quake, though many regions may have experienced significant shaking.
According to USGS self-reporting statistics, some felt the tremor as far away as Kauai. For example, at a gas station in Naalehu, the shaking caused the refrigerator display doors to open and contents to fall to the ground.
There were no early reports of injuries. According to the Hawaii Department of Transportation, the earthquake caused no damage to airport runways, commercial harbors, or highway bridges.