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Magnitude 5.3 earthquake hits Hawaii; no risk of tsunami

AP  |  Kailua-Kona (Hawaii) 

A magnitude 5.3 earthquake hit the west side of the Big Island of on Saturday, the US Geological Survey said.

The quake hit about 5 pm and had an epicentre about 15 miles (24 kilometers) southwest of Kailua-Kona, a city of nearly 12,000 people on the island's west coast, the agency said.

The earthquake had a depth of about 10 miles (16 kilometers).

There is no danger of a tsunami, the of the said.

Parts of the island may have experienced strong shaking, the center said. The US Geological Survey says it has received 894 responses from people saying they had felt the earthquake.

Electric Light tweeted that about 3,300 customers were without power in the community of Waikoloa, Now reported. Crews were working to restore power.

Civil Defense officials told Hawaii Now that the earthquake caused a large boulder to come down on at the Hapuna Junction.

The agency also reports that resident said on that her whole house shook in the quake.

"I'm still cleaning up broken glass," she said.

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First Published: Sun, April 14 2019. 13:20 IST