The US Geological Survey (USGS) recorded a 5.5-magnitude earthquake approximately 12 km (7.5 mi) south-southeast of Volcano (Hawaii state) at 00:55 (local time) on Wednesday, March 13. Although residents in the nearby city of Hilo reported shaking, no damages or casualties have been immediately reported, and no tsunami warning was issued. Additional aftershocks are possible over the coming hours and days.
In the event of further earthquakes and aftershocks, individuals should protect themselves as much as possible from falling debris if indoors (e.g. under a table), to move away from windows and exterior walls (ideally in a corner), and to not attempt to leave the building unless there is an immediate danger. If outdoors, move away from tall buildings, utility wires, and streetlights.
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