Chandeliers sway as Hawaii earthquakes rock Big Island


Footage shows chandeliers swinging as tremors were felt on Hawaii’s most volcanically active island on October 10.

Strong earthquakes that struck the Big Island in Hawaii jolted residents on Sunday.

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 while no structural damage had been recorded said the Hawaii Department of Transportation.

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