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October 15, 2006

Hawaii Suffers Earthquake

Topics: Natural Disasters

Our hopes and prayers are with our friends in Hawaii:

A powerful earthquake and repeated aftershocks rattled Hawaii on Sunday, knocking out power and unnerving residents and vacationers but causing no injuries or extensive structural damage, agencies reported.

The 6.6 magnitude earthquake struck off the west coast of Hawaii on Sunday morning, with shaking and power outages felt as far as 150 miles (240 km) away on the island of Oahu, but no tsunami warnings were in effect.

The U.S. Geological Survey considers an earthquake of 6.6 magnitude to be strong. The agency initially recorded the earthquake as a 6.3 magnitude temblor.

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Update:

HarryTHO points us to the Honolulu Advisor:

A 6.6-magnitude earthquake centered on the Kona side of the Big Island -- the largest to rattle the Islands in 23 years -- and a 5.8-magnitude quake that followed disrupted air traffic on all major islands yesterday, sent boulders crashing onto Big Island highways and knocked out power throughout most of the state.
More at RightTruth.

Posted by tim at October 15, 2006 5:50 PM



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