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Honolulu, Hawaii +Major Earthquake+

Published on: October 15, 2006 08:53 PM
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Honolulu, Hawaii - A magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck Hawaii, and two seperate quakes, 4.9 and 6.7 hit Maui and west side of the big island of Hawaii, with several after shocks, people were advised to stay home. No tsunami threat was issued. Kona appears to have taken the brunt of the quake. Kona Community Hospital reported structural damage and multiple landslides were reported on the Hamakua Highway, officials said.  The quake knocked out power to all of Oahu. Residents reported feeling the shaking for more than a minute in some places. Residents in Niu Valley said the quake made items fall off shelves. “It was an unusually large magnitude and in an unusual location,” one scientist said.  



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