Strong earthquake hits Hawaii, America, intensity was 5.7 on Richter scale; no tsunami warning

By Pooja Bhardwaj February 10, 2024 7:50 AM IST

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Strong earthquake shocks in Hawaii

Strong earthquake tremors have been felt in Hawaii, America. American seismologists said that a strong earthquake struck Hawaii on Friday, but there is no danger of a tsunami. The U.S. Geological Survey said the magnitude-5.7 earthquake struck near Pahala on the main island of Hawaii, with its epicenter about 37 kilometers (23 miles) below the Earth’s surface. A website quoted the USGS as saying that the earthquake was felt throughout the main island. The agency said the possibility of loss of life or property is low.

6 active volcanoes in hawaii

Let us tell you that despite being in the middle of a huge tectonic plate, Hawaii city is a seismically active part of the earth. There are 6 active volcanoes including Kilauea. Which is the main center of attraction for tourists, who come by helicopter to the Big Island of Hawaii to see its view. Not only this, it is also the location of the world’s largest volcano, Mauna Loa. When this volcano erupted in the year 2022, it did not calm down for a week. Then it erupted for the first time in four decades. Then fountains of lava rose up to a height of 60 meters (200 feet), from which rivers of molten lava started flowing.

Earthquake of 5.1 magnitude in Oklahoma, America

Earlier, only last week there was an earthquake in America’s Oklahoma state. Strong earthquake tremors were felt in Oklahoma, America last Friday night. According to the US Geological Survey (USGS), the earthquake’s intensity was measured at 5.1 on the Richter scale. After the strong earthquake, several aftershocks of lesser intensity were felt for the next several hours. There were no reports of injuries from the earthquake and damage appeared to be minimal, according to Charlotte Brown, Lincoln County’s deputy emergency management director. Due to the tremors of the earthquake, most of the items were overturned or shaken from the shelves inside the houses. “Nothing important,” said Charlotte Brown. Nothing but a lot of scared people.”

According to USGS, these earthquake tremors were felt late on Friday night at 11.24 pm. The earthquake was centered about 57 miles (92 kilometers) east of Oklahoma City, 8 kilometers northwest of Prague.

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