6.9 Earthquake Rocks Hawaii Following Multiple Eruptions of Big Island's Kilauea Volcano; Landslides, Small Tsunami Waves Reported

A major 6.9 magnitude earthquake struck Friday on Hawaii’s Big Island near the site where multiple eruptions from Kilauea Volcano sent lava spewing into communities, prompting evacuations.
The earthquake, the largest since 1975, was felt more than 200 miles away from the epicenter in Honolulu.
The 6.9 earthquake was the third large earthquake to rattled the eastern end of the Big Island since Thursday. Two smaller earthquakes, measured at 5.4 and 5.0 magnitude, signaled the beginning of the awakening of Hawaii’s Kilauea Volcano on Thursday and early Friday.
The quake triggered several landslides along the Hamakua Coast and small tsunami waves around the island. Sea fluctuations ranged from 8 inches in Hilo to 16 inches at Kapoho, the Hawaii Civil Defense Agency told Hawaii News Now…. more

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