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Minor earthquake: M2.8 quake has struck near Volcano in Hawaii



Earthquake location 19.4115009S, -155.4098358WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was reported 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Volcano in Hawaii on Monday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 6.87 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, -155.4098358° West, 19.4115009° North, depth 6.87 km. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:28:03 / 3:28 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 26/10/15 / 2015-10-26 13:28:03 / October 26, 2015 @ 1:28 pm UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: hv61079196. Ids that are associated to the event: hv61079196.

Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 49 km (30 miles) from Hilo (c. 43 300 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Kailua (c. 12 000 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Hawaiian Paradise Park (c. 11 400 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Hawaiian Paradise Park (c. 11 400 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Kalaoa (c. 9 600 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Waimea, Waikoloa Village, Kalaoa.

Every year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days sixty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 18 km W of Volcano, Hawaii. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -155.4098358° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.4115009° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 6.87 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 18km W of Volcano, Hawaii Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-10-26 13:28:03 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-26 13:31:09 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -600 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 121 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 60 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.0595 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.21 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 31 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type md The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID hv61079196 Id of event.
Event Code 61079196 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,hv61079196, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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