The largest earthquake in the state’s history hit on Friday, knocking out power to more than 70,000 people and sending tens of thousands of people scrambling to seek refuge.
The temblor, which occurred about 7:30 p.m. local time (9:30 a.m., ET) near Honolulu, triggered a tsunami that toppled buildings, damaged roofs and sent people scrambling for cover, according to a government report released Thursday.
The quake also toppled a building and caused an explosion in the town of Ka’i, where the epicenter was located.
About 80 people were killed in the quake, including a man who was killed when his home collapsed during the tremors, authorities said.
The earthquake was the strongest in Hawaii since the devastating 2008 Tsunami, which killed about 14,000.
The quake’s magnitude of 7.7 was about as big as the one that struck the coast of Washington state in March 2015, but that one did not cause any fatalities.
The last major quake in Hawaii was in 1869, when a 7.6-magnitude quake that flattened the city of Honolulu killed about 1,200 people.
The U.S. Geological Survey reported that there were no significant injuries from the quake and that damage to the power grid and roads was limited.