M4.2 earthquake recorded off Windward Oahu


Did you feel it?

A magnitude-4.2 earthquake was recorded off Windward Oahu Friday evening.

It happened at around 8:40 p.m. about 20 miles off Kaneohe, at a depth of 6.3 miles.

“The earthquake was likely due to bending of the oceanic plate from the weight of the island chain and poses no significant hazard,” said HVO Seismic Network Manager Brian Shiro.

According to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center (PTWC) no tsunami was generated by the earthquake.

Many felt it across the state. One viewer in Kaneohe said it felt like a bulldozer was outside of his house.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey’s interactive reporting system, more than 500 reports were submitted from Kauai to Hawaii island.

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