M-4.9 earthquake rattles Big Island

A magnitude-4.9 earthquake was recorded just before 6:36 a.m. about 11 miles southwest of Laupahoehoe on Monday. A magnitude-2.6 foreshock occurred in the same area about three minutes prior to the mainshock. Aftershocks have already been recorded; more are likely, and some could be felt, the observatory said. (USGS/Special to West Hawaii Today)

KAILUA-KONA — More than a thousand people reported feeling Monday morning’s magnitude-4.9 earthquake near Laupahoehoe, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.