Magnitude 4.5 earthquake strikes Hawaii Island ahead of Hurrican - KCTV5

Magnitude 4.5 earthquake strikes Hawaii Island ahead of Hurricane Iselle

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Earthquake hits near Waimea, Hawaii Island. Earthquake hits near Waimea, Hawaii Island.
WAIMEA, BIG ISLAND (HawaiiNewsNow) -

An earthquake has shaken parts of Hawaii Island, but it was not strong enough to generate a tsunami threat to the state.

The quake was measured at a preliminary magnitude 4.5, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The earthquake struck near 7 miles west-northwest of Waimea at approximately 6:24 a.m.

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