4.9-magnitude quake shakes parts of Hawaii Island; no tsunami threat

4.9-magnitude quake shakes parts of Hawaii Island; no tsunami threat
A 4.8-magnitude earthquake struck the Hamakua region of Hawaii Island around 6:35 a.m. (Source: Google)

HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - A 4.9-magnitude earthquake shook parts of Hawaii Island on Monday, but the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said there was no tsunami threat.

The quake, initially measured at a magnitude of 4.8, struck around 6:35 a.m. in the Hamakua Coast region, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

Officials said the temblor was too small and too far inland to generate a tsunami.

Hawaii News Now viewers on Hawaii Island, Maui and even Oahu said they could feel the shaking as a result of the quake.

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