6.9-Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Hawaii’s Big Island After Recent Volcanic Eruption

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earthquake hit roughly 10 miles southwest of Leilani Estates, Hawaii

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(FOX NEWS) – A 6.9-magnitude earthquake rattled the Big Island of Hawaii on Friday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey, following a recent volcanic eruption.

The quake hit roughly 10 miles southwest of Leilani Estates, Hawaii, the USGS reported. It was centered near the south flank of Kilauea volcano, which erupted on Thursday and continued to spew lava into Friday.

The seismic event was preceeded by reports of a 5.4-magnitude earthquake that struck roughly 11 miles southwest of the same area, the USGS said.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said the earthquake wasn’t powerful enough to cause a tsunami, according to The Associated Press. No tsunami threat or advisory is in place, they added.

Maj. Jeff Hickman, spokesman for the Hawaii National Guard, told The Associated Press that neither the Hilo airport or the highways were damaged amid the quake.

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