The U.S. Geological Survey says a second large earthquake of magnitude-6.9 has struck on Hawaii's Big Island near where a volcanic eruption has forced residents to evacuate their rural homes.
The earthquake hit about 12:33 p.m. Friday and was centered near the south flank of Kilauea volcano.
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center says the quake wasn't strong enough to cause a tsunami. No tsunami threat or advisory is in place.
The state transportation department says on Twitter that no damage has been reported to roads.
Before the quake, Hawaii County Civil Defense said a new vent opened near an intersection. There is no activity at a geothermal power plant, which has been taken offline.
M 6.9 - 16km SW of Leilani Estates, Hawaii, 2018-05-04 22:32:55 UTC, 5.0 km depth. https://t.co/g2hWHdnPex This is in almost exactly the same location at the deadly 1975 M 7.1 earthquake. pic.twitter.com/ImkbbL1ruq
— USGS_Seismic (@usgs_seismic) May 4, 2018