Magnitude 6.2 earthquake strikes off Hawaiian coast


A preliminary magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck just south of the Big Island of Hawaii at 2:48 p.m. Sunday afternoon, according to the United States Geological Survey.

The quake struck at a depth of almost 22 miles, and its epicenter was 17.3 miles south-southeast of Naalehu, Hawaii.

Though the Big Island of Hawaii is the largest, a majority of the state’s residents live on Oahu, a couple of hundred miles from the epicenter.

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