By HNN Staff


KILAUEA VOLCANO, BIG ISLAND (HawaiiNewsNow) - A 5.3-magnitude temblor rattled the Big Island early Thursday, shaking residents from Volcano to Waikoloa and causing at least 15 aftershocks.


There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries, and no tsunami was generated from the earthquake.


The quake struck about 7 a.m. near the south flank of the Kilauea volcano, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

Within an hour, the agency got 800 reports from residents saying they had felt the earthquake.

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