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A 6.1-magnitude earthquake strikes Naalehu, Hawaii.

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Minutes ago  the United States Geological Survey (USGS) reported that a 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck the North Pacific Ocean, 23 mi southeast of Hawaiian Ocean View, Hawaii County, USA at a depth of 35.1km.

Since the earthquake struck just moments ago, the exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be changed again later on as seismologists review their data and calculations, or else as other agencies issue their own reports.

Towns or cities that might have felt a moderate shaking include Naalehu (pop. 870) located 19 miles from the epicenter, Hawaiian Ocean View (pop. 4,400) 24 miles away, and Pāhala (pop. 1,400) 28 miles away. The towns of Volcano Village (pop. 2,600) located 48 miles from the epicenter, Honaunau-Napoopoo (pop. 2,600) 50 miles away, Captain Cook (pop. 3,400) 54 miles away, Mountain View (pop. 3,900) 59 miles away, and Hilo (pop. 43,300) 70 miles away, must have felt the earthquake slightly.

The US Tsunami Warning System did not issue a tsunami warning after the earthquake. More details to follow.

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