Magnitude 5.6 earthquake strikes Pacific Ocean near Hawaii

A 5.6 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Hawaii's big island on Tuesday, but there were no immediate reports of damage or injury and no tsunami was generated, a spokesman for the governor said.

world Updated: Jun 05, 2013 08:03 IST
Reuters

A 5.6 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Hawaii's big island on Tuesday, but there were no immediate reports of damage or injury and no tsunami was generated, a spokesman for the governor said.

The US Geological Survey reported that the earthquake struck in the Pacific Ocean 54 km (33 miles) southeast of Pahala on the big island.

A spokesman for Hawaii governor Neil Abercrombie said the temblor was felt across the big island and Maui.

First Published: Jun 05, 2013 08:02 IST