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October 15, 2006 Earthquake FAQ

House on Hamakua Coast dangling on the edge.
House on Hamakua Coast dangling on the edge.
Photo from Hawai'i County Civil Defense.

1. How long did the strong shaking last?

2. Was the M6.0 earthquake at 7:14 am an aftershock of the M6.7 quake at 7:07 am?

3. How long will the aftershocks continue?

4. Do these earthquakes mean that an even larger earthquake is coming?

5. What is the best thing to do during an earthquake?


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Updated: 31 Oct, 2006 (pnf)