A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 70 kilometers (43 miles) from Honoka’a in Hawaii on Thursday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 01/04/16 / 2016-04-01 09:16:09 / April 1, 2016 @ 9:16 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: hv61218726, us20005dvu. Id of event: us20005dvu. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 22.77 km (14 miles). The temblor was picked up at 23:16:09 / 11:16 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -155.2164° West, latitude 20.6673° North, depth = 22.77 km.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Waimea (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 86 km (53 miles) from Waimea (c. 9 200 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 70 km NNE of Honoka’a, Hawaii.
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