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5.0 Quake Rattles Hawaii

Big Island hit by aftershocks
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 23, 2012 12:04 AM CST

(Newser) – A 5.0 earthquake and several aftershocks hit Hawaii late this afternoon, but there were no immediate reports of serious damage or injury. The tremblor struck Kae'na Point in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on the Big Island. Nearby resident Joe Lopez, 70, felt a "pretty good jolt," he told the Honolulu Star Advertiser. The quake shook his home and sent books plunging to the floor. No tsunami warning was issued. (Read more earthquake stories.)

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