March 9th, 2010
03:08 AM ET

Earthquake hits off Hawaii's coast

A 4.4-magnitude earthquake struck Hawaii on Monday evening, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The quake struck about 6:30 p.m. (11:30 p.m. ET) and was 19.3 miles (31.1 km) deep. The epicenter was 13 miles (20 km) southwest of the coastal region of Laupahoehoe and 189 miles (304 km) east of Honolulu, the USGS said.

There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

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  1. Richelle

    "Hawaii becomes the latest in a line of places dealing with an earthquake in their region". Really? Because last I checked Hawaii had been in the area known as the "Ring of Fire" – called such because of the plate tectonics which cause frequent earthquakes and volcanoes – for millions of years. I think they've been dealing with earthquakes there since, well, the islands rose from the ocean floor and the ancient Polynesians rowed themselves on over.

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