The National Weather Service said there is no threat of a tsunami.
The quake struck near Kae'na Point in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on the Big Island at 4:36 p.m. at a depth of five miles, according to a report from the U.S. Geological Survey.
The epicenter was about 25 miles south of Hilo and 220 miles southeast of Honolulu.
A magnitude-3.0 aftershock jolted the area about 10 minutes later.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.