Los Angeles, May 5 (IBNS): An earthquake measuring 6.9 on the Richter Scale hit Big Island of Hawaii on Friday, as per the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) website.
The quake hit the area 16 km southwest of Leilani Estates, Hawaii at 12:32 p.m. local time, as per the website.
The quake hit at a depth of 5 kms.
The epicentre of the quake was located at 19.3702 degrees north latitude and 155.0321 degrees west longitude.
"M 6.9 - 16km SW of Leilani Estates, Hawaii, 2018-05-04 22:32:55 UTC, 5.0 km depth. https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us1000dyad#executive … This is in almost exactly the same location at the deadly 1975 M 7.1 earthquake," tweeted USGS.
No casualty has been reported so far.