A gigantic earthquake has struck off the coast of southern Hawaii, killing more than a thousand people and causing extensive damage.
The temblor, which was felt across much of the Pacific Ocean, was felt as far away as California, and was initially reported as magnitude 6.8, but the US Geological Survey (USGS) now says it was actually a magnitude 5.8 earthquake.
The epicentre of the quake was near a saltwater tank at a gas well in the town of Tainan, which is about 30km (18 miles) south of Honolulu.
The Associated Press said the blast shook houses and caused damage.
A woman reacts as she walks along the beach at a beachside resort in Hilo, Hawaii, on Sunday, March 20, 2017.ABC/Reuters