Agency reports earthquake felt across Hawaiian Islands

February 17, 2017 01:57 PM

HONOLULU (AP) — Minor shaking was felt across Hawaii's island chain Friday morning after a moderate earthquake struck between the Big Island and Maui, but no damage was reported.


The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude-4.7 temblor was recorded at about 26 miles deep and centered about 15 miles off the northwest coast of the Big Island. More than 1,300 people logged onto a website to report they felt the earthquake.

The USGS says the depth, location, and seismic waves suggest the earthquake was due to bending of the oceanic plate from the weight of the Hawaiian Islands.

The quake didn't generate a tsunami, and officials say aftershocks could be possible.

The quake caused no change in activity at any of Hawaii's active volcanoes.


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