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5.3 earthquake hits Hawaii

M 5.3 moderate earthquake hits Hawaii today, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake's epicenter was located 54 km SE of Pahala on the Big Island. It was 25.0 miles deep.

The Oahu Department of Emergency Management expects strong shaking in some areas.

The USGS reported earlier that the quake's magnitude was 5.6.

Tremors were felt as far as Maui and Oahu.

The 1868 Hawaii earthquake is the largest recorded in the history of Hawaiʻi island. 1868 Hawaii earthquake also caused landslide and tsunami which claimed lives of 77 people.

00:12 UTC (local time 2013-06-04; 14:12 @ epicenter)

Shaking intensity (MMI)
IV (Light): Hawaiian Beaches, Leilani Estates, Leilani Estates, Mountain View, Nanawale Estates, Nanawale Estates, Hawaiian Paradise Park, Hilo and Hawaiian Paradise Park.
III (Weak): Kailua-Kona and Kihei.

Epicenter Location
54 km (34mi) SE of Pahala, Hawaii
75 km (47mi) S of Hawaiian Paradise Park, Hawaii
90 km (56mi) S of Hilo, Hawaii
126 km (78mi) SE of Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
394 km (245mi) SE of Honolulu, Hawaii

Original post: Natural Disasters List June 5, 2013


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