Two sturdy earthquakes struck south of Hawaii’s Massive Island on Sunday.
The primary earthquake, with a magnitude of 6.1, shook the island round midday, touchdown about 17 miles south of the southern tip of the Massive Island, the U.S. Geological Survey mentioned.
A second earthquake, which had a magnitude of 6.2, struck about 20 minutes later in the identical space. The USGS categorizes a 6.3 magnitude earthquake as “sturdy.”
Virtually 2,000 residents reported feeling the earthquake to the USGS. Honolulu’s Nationwide Climate Service mentioned there isn’t a tsunami risk from the quakes.
Inside 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 quakes had been sturdy sufficient to trigger gadgets to fall off cabinets.
The earthquakes come after Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano, one of the crucial 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 gave the impression to be be contained inside Hawaii Volcanoes Nationwide Park and posed no risk to properties within the space, USGS officers mentioned.
Ken Hon, a scientist-in-charge on the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, advised the Star Advertiser that the earthquake is to not the Kilauea volcano eruption.
Contributing: Ryan Miller