Hawaii, Los Angeles area rocked by earthquakes just hours apart

A magnitude 5.7 quake that shook the Big Island of Hawaii was followed a couple of hours later by a magnitude 4.6 temblor in Southern California.

HONOLULU – Both Hawaii and southern California were rocked by earthquakes on Friday.

A magnitude 5.7 earthquake struck off the southern coast of the Big Island of Hawaii, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The earthquake occurred just after 10 a.m. local time, with the epicenter located a little more than a mile southwest of the town of Pahala at a depth of nearly 23 miles.

Preliminary reports indicate that the earthquake was felt as far away as the island of Oahu, near Honolulu. 


Preliminary measurements noted the quake was a magnitude 6.3, but the measurement was revised to be a magnitude 5.7 soon after.

A map showing where the Feb. 9, 2024, earthquake in Hawaii was felt.
(FOX Weather)


A couple of hours later, the USGS said that another earthquake occurred in the Los Angeles area, with the epicenter located about 7.5 miles northwest of Malibu. 

The magnitude 4.6 quake occurred just before 2 p.m. local time at a depth of about 8.6 miles.

Local station FOX 11 reported there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.