No tsunami threat after magnitude 4.2 earthquake hits north of Big Island

No tsunami threat after magnitude 4.2 earthquake hits north of Big Island

PAHALA, HAWAII (HawaiiNewsNow) - A magnitude 4.2 earthquake centered in the ocean north of Hilo shook the Big Island late Thursday night.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the earthquake, which was originally reported at a magnitude of 4.7, occurred at 11:15 p.m. and was centered 43 miles north-northeast of Honokaa, or 65 miles north of Hilo, at a depth of 14 miles.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said no tsunami was generated by the quake. There are no reports of any major damage.However, several residents on Maui, Molokai, and even Windward Oahu also reported that they felt it.

The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory said given the size of this event, additional small earthquakes may happen in the next several days.

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