A 5.1-strong earthquake with a depth of 16 km occurred at 5.54 pm local time or 10.54 pm EST.
Earthquakes on the Island of Hawaii are frequent, but 5.1 is strong for Hawaii.
USGS categorized the quake as moderate with light damages expected. However, at this time there are no reports of damages or injuries by the quake, that was registered 13 km SSE of Volcano, Hawaii, a little town, a tourism attraction, and gateway to Volcano National Park.
Another earthquake just 10 minutes later was just felt in Southern California 1-2 miles from Fullerton. eTurboNews readers from that region reported the tremor, some were leaving their homes and restaurants.
A reader tweets: “Everyone in the restaurant is freaking out because of the earthquake.”
The California quake was registered as 3.48 strong.
This is a developing story, if updates are required, eTurboNews will publish them.