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5.3 magnitude earthquake hits Hawaii; No tsunami danger

A magnitude 5.3 earthquake struck the west side of the Big Island of Hawaii on Saturday, the US Geological Survey said.

The quake arrived around 17 o'clock. and had an epicenter about 24 kilometers southwest of Kailua-Kona, a city of nearly 12,000 on the west coast of the island, the agency said. The earthquake was about 16 km deep.

There is no tsunami risk, said the National Weather Service's Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

Parts of the island could have experienced severe shocks, the center said. According to the US Geology Survey, 894 responses were received from people who said they had felt the earthquake.

Hawaii Electric Light has tweeted that about 3,300 customers in Waikoloa, Hawaii News Now, were without power. The crews worked to restore power.

Civil Defense officials told Hawaii News Well, that the earthquake caused a large boulder on Highway 19-Queen Kaahumanu at Hapuna Junction.

The news agency also reports that Elizabeth Cano, Captain Cook's resident, said on Facebook that her entire home was shaken by the earthquake.

"I'm still cleaning broken glass," she said.

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