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6.9-Magnitude Earthquake Hits Hawaii; 26 Homes Destroyed

  • After eruptions occurred in Hawaii, as many as 26 homes have been destroyed. And soon followed the 6.9-magnitude earthquake in the region which is estimated by the US Geological Survey to be the most powerful since 1975. According to the County of Hawaii officials, as many as 9 volcanic eruptions have happened in the evacuated parts of the island on Sunday. People living in the Leilani Estates and nearby Lanipuna Gardens have been ordered to evacuate their homes. This constituted as many as 1700 people.