USGS: Magnitude 4.9 earthquake shakes Big Island

A magnitude-4.9 earthquake rattled the Big Island early this evening.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the temblor struck at 5:53 p.m. and was centered 8 miles south-southeast of Volcano at a half-kilometer in depth.

The quake was felt in downtown Hilo but there were no immediate reports of damage.

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