UPDATE (8:06 a.m.) – Scientists have reviewed the event is now reported the earthquake was a 5.3 magnitude.
(BIVN) – A magnitude 5.1 earthquake struck 11 miles southeast of Volcano Village on Hawaii Island at around 7:01 a.m. Thursday.
Preliminary measurements show the quake, which rattled homes as far away as Hilo, was over 3.5 miles in depth.
15 minutes after the quake, 190 people reported feeling the shaking on the USGS website, some as far away as Kona and South Kohala.
The earthquake did not generate a tsunami, according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.
A smaller aftershock was also felt in Hilo.
“As in all earthquakes, be aware of the possibility of aftershocks,” Hawaii County Civil Defense said in an earthquake information message. “If the earthquake was strongly felt in your area, precautionary checks should be made for any damages, especially to utility connections of gas, water and power.”
We will have more information as it becomes available.