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6.2-magnitude earthquake off Hawaiʻi Island rattles state over the weekend

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The U.S. Geological Survey's "Did you feel it?" map for the 6.2-magnitude earthquake on Oct. 10, 2021.

Did you feel the earthquake over the weekend?

A 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck about 17 miles from Nāʻālehu on Hawaiʻi Island around 11:48 a.m. on Sunday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

Residents from across the islands reported various levels of shaking. The USGS "Did you feel it?" service received over 1,300 citizen reports within one hour of the earthquake.

A 4.3-magnitude aftershock occurred at 11:53 a.m., and two smaller aftershocks followed, the USGS said. No injuries were immediately reported.

"The depth, location, and recorded seismic waves of the earthquake suggest a source due to bending of the oceanic plate from the weight of the Hawaiian island chain, a common source for earthquakes in this area," the USGS said.

According to the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory's Ken Hon, the earthquake had no observable impact on Mauna Loa or Kīlauea. There was no tsunami threat, according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

The Hawaiʻi Department of Transportation said there was no damage from the earthquake at airport runways, commercial harbors or highway bridges.

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