An earthquake measuring 3.6 in magnitude on Richter Scale hit Hawaii on Thursday. The temblor was reportedly felt in Honolulu and Lanai but caused no damage or injuries.
The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said quake, which stuck at 2:12pm on Thursday, February 24, 2011, was centered 22 miles east-southeast of Honolulu, 11.8 miles deep.
So far no casualities have been reported and the quake has not promted a tsunami warning.
In 2010, Hawaii dodged serious damage when a tsunami triggered by a powerful earthquake in Chile lapped ashore.
The magnitude of the latest quake to strike America's most favorite vacation spot was also lower than the 4.7 earthquake that struck in November.
The reports of the Hawaii quake comes at a time when New Zealand reels under the effects of 6.3-magnitude earthquake that struck central Christchurch in the early afternoon on Tuesday. Authorities have warned that the death toll could exceed 200 even as rescue crews pulled out more bodies from the debris.