- An intense magnitude 6.2 earthquake is reported to have struck south of the island of Hawaii just a few minutes ago.
- Authorities ruled out any threat of a tsunami after the earthquake.
- At least seven other tremors of lesser intensity have been recorded.
An intense magnitude 6.2 earthquake is reported to have struck south of the island of Hawaii just a few minutes ago. Authorities ruled out any threat of a tsunami after the earthquake.
This Sunday, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) confirmed that a 6.2 magnitude earthquake struck Hawaii at 11:48 a.m. local time, or 5:32 p.m. EDT.
Report that intense magnitude 6.2 earthquake shook Hawaii
The USGS indicated that this land movement occurred approximately 27 kilometers south-southeast of Naalehu, Hawaii, and that it had an epicenter at 35.1 kilometers deep.
Despite the intensity of this earthquake, the island’s authorities clarified that it did not generate any type of tsunami threat, although at least seven other tremors of lesser force have been registered.
They felt the shaking all over Hawaii
According local media, residents across the island of Hawaii said they felt the quake, even in more remote places like Kauai. Authorities have received moderate to strong reports in districts such as South Kona and Kau.
He felt “very strong in Honaunau” on the Big Island, wrote Brian Rapozo on Facebook. “I felt a little shaking in Waianae,” added Megg Ryan. Also residents of Waikiki and Oahu claimed to have felt the intense earthquake.
Aftershocks of the earthquake
At least six aftershocks were reported almost immediately after the initial earthquake. The strongest was a 4.3 magnitude quake that occurred just five minutes after the first earthquake.
Damage reports are unknown at this time.
What to do in the event of an earthquake?
The Chilean Ministry of the Interior and Public Security released a guide for the prevention and information in case of earthquakes. These are the aspects that you should consider: Always have the safe areas of your home, school or work identified. In the event of an earthquake, stay away from furniture, lamps, and windows that could break.
Duck and cover. The most important thing is that you protect yourself. Stay inside your home. Take the stairs if you need to go outside. If you are on the street, stay away from buildings and power poles. Protect your head with your arms. If you are driving, stop the car in a safe place. Put on the flashing lights
Other suggestions in case of earthquake
Other suggestions are: Do not walk barefoot, you could hurt yourself with a sharp object that has fallen to the ground. Use flashlights. Don’t light candles or use matches. If you are trapped, hit with an object to signal your position. It is not advisable to yell, on the contrary, cover your mouth and nose so that the dust does not affect you.
It is also important to have a emergency kit Containing: A list of emergency telephone numbers, primary medical assistance items, portable radio with batteries, flashlight with batteries and important documents such as birth certificates, marriage certificates or deeds, as indicated by Civil Protection of Mexico.
What things should NOT be done?
Elevators or elevators should not be used in the event of an earthquake. Do not use matches or lighters. To illuminate, use flashlights. Avoid running, yelling, or pushing others. Keep calm. Avoid staying near kitchens or places where there are power lines.
It is advisable to have the account of the official security organizations in your country on your social networks so that you stay informed. This way you get information from the right source and know what to do or where to go in the event of an unexpected situation. They report that an intense magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck Hawaii.
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