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.
Some residents reported “moderate shaking.”
“It rattled us awake here in Volcano village,” wrote Julienne Irwin on Facebook.
Said Kimi Tafaoimalo, “Nearly shook me off my bed in Keaau!”
The temblor was located about 11 miles southeast of Volcano at a depth of five miles.
The USGS said Kilauea’s south flank has been the site of 29 earthquakes with a magnitude of 4.0 or greater in the past 25 years.
Hawaii Volcanoes Observatory Scientist-in-Charge Christina Neal said the earthquake had no apparent effect on Kilauea’s ongoing eruptions.
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