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15 aftershocks follow 5.3-magnitude quake that rattled Big Island

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KILAUEA VOLCANO, BIG ISLAND (HawaiiNewsNow) -

A 5.3-magnitude temblor rattled the Big Island early Thursday, shaking residents from Volcano to Waikoloa and causing at least 15 aftershocks.

There were no reports of damage or injuries, and no tsunami was generated from the earthquake. It was the largest quake across the island in three years.

The quake struck about 7 a.m.  near the south flank of the Kilauea volcano, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The agency received 900 reports from residents saying they had felt the earthquake, some as far away as Oahu and Maui.

Residents reported a lot of shaking.

"We heard a large crack ... and the house kind of swayed back and forth, so it was really kind of scary," said Pahoa resident Diana Gerkensmeyer.

"I've never been in an earthquake. But when i looked outside and saw my vehicle shaking then I knew," Makuu resident Amelia Kuan added. "It felt like your equilibrium gets thrown off or something You feel kind of shaky inside like you're sea sick."

The temblor was located about 11 miles southeast of Volcano at a depth of five miles.The USGS says the quake was caused by the island settling from its own weight.

The agency said Kilauea's south flank has been the site of 29 earthquakes with a magnitude of 4.0 or greater in the past 25 years.

Hawaii Volcanoes Observatory Scientist-in-Charge Christina Neal said the earthquake had no apparent effect on Kilauea's ongoing eruptions.

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