Magnitude 5.7 quake hits Hawaii‘s Big Island where volcano is erupting, says USGS

WASHINGTON (REUTERS) – A magnitude 5.7 earthquake struck Hawaii‘s Big Island on Friday (May 4), the US Geological Survey said, just south of where into residential areas, forcing hundreds of residents to evacuate.

The USGS said the tremor was very shallow – only 7km deep – and centred 17.7km southeast of Fern Forest.

The USGS said earlier the eruption of the volcano, one of five on the island, followed a series of earthquakes over the past week.

(This story is developing)