Corrections & Clarifications: An earlier model of this story used info from The Related Press which incorrectly reported two earthquakes.
A powerful earthquake struck south of Hawaii’s Massive Island on Sunday.
The earthquake, with a magnitude of 6.2, shook the island round midday, touchdown about 17 miles south of the southern tip of the Massive Island, the U.S. Geological Survey mentioned. The USGS categorizes a 6.3 magnitude earthquake as “robust.”
Nearly 2,000 residents reported feeling the earthquake to the USGS. Honolulu’s Nationwide Climate Service mentioned there isn’t any tsunami risk from the quake.
Throughout the previous century, there have been 15 different earthquakes with a magnitude of six or above inside 62 miles of the Oct. 10 quake.
No accidents have been reported, however the quake was robust sufficient to trigger objects to fall off cabinets.
The earthquake comes after Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano, one of the vital lively on Earth, erupted once more final month, forming lava fountains and sending smoke billowing from the crater at its summit.
The eruption on the Halemaumau crater seemed to be contained inside Hawaii Volcanoes Nationwide Park and posed no risk to houses within the space, USGS officers mentioned.
Ken Hon, a scientist-in-charge on the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, instructed the Star Advertiser that the earthquake is to not the Kilauea volcano eruption.
Contributing: Ryan Miller, USA TODAY; The Related Pres