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Minor earthquake, 2.99 mag strikes near Kihei in Hawaii

Earthquake location 20.5674992S, -156.6783295WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.99 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 32 kilometers (20 miles) from Kihei in Hawaii. The temblor was detected at 15:18:48 / 3:18 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 20/10/15 / 2015-10-20 01:18:48 / October 20, 2015 @ 1:18 am. Exact location of earthquake, -156.6783295° West, 20.5674992° North, depth 9.97 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 9.97 km (6 miles). Id of earthquake: hv61071061. Event ids that are associated: hv61071061.

Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Haiku-Pauwela, Makawao, Pukalani. Epicenter of the earthquake was 42 km (26 miles) from Kahului (c. 26 300 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Kīhei (c. 20 900 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Wailuku (c. 15 300 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Lahaina (c. 11 700 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Waihee-Waiehu (c. 8 800 pop).

Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 32 km SW of Kihei, Hawaii. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.99 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -156.6783295° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 20.5674992° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 9.97 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 32km SW of Kihei, Hawaii Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-10-20 01:18:48 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-20 01:30:54 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -600 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.2 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status automatic Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 138 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network hv The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,hv, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 34 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.404 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.31 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 246 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type ml The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID hv61071061 Id of event.
Event Code 61071061 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,hv61071061, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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