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No tsunami threat after magnitude 4.2 quake strikes near Maui

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MOLOKAI (HawaiiNewsNow) -

A magnitude 4.2 earthquake shook parts of the state on Thursday morning, but there’s no tsunami threat, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said.

The quake happened around 3 a.m. HST.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake struck about 55 miles north-northwest of Lahaina, Maui, or 40 miles northeast of Kaunakakai, Molokai.

The USGS said the quake was caused by bending of an oceanic plate from the weight of the Hawaiian islands, a common source for earthquakes. Aftershocks are possible.

No injuries or damage were immediately reported, but many across the state reported feeling the temblor.

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