Twin earthquakes strike Hawaii’s Big Island


A powerful twin earthquakes struck the southern tip of Hawaii’s Big Island and rattled residents on Sunday.

Footage shows the tremors shaking furniture inside a home on the Hawaiian archipelago’s largest island on October 10.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the first quake of magnitude 6.1 hit 17 miles south of the Naalehu community at around noon. It was followed by a magnitude 6.2 tremor felt in the same area 20 minutes later.

No tsunami alerts were raised and no immediate injuries have been reported.

No structural damage has been recorded according to the Hawaii Department of Transportation.

The earthquakes follow increased seismic activity at Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano, which started spewing lava fountains and volcanic gas late September.