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Minor earthquake, 2.88 mag was detected near Kailua-Kona in Hawaii



Earthquake location 19.5703335S, -156.2344971WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.88 (ml/mb) was reported 26 kilometers (16 miles) from Kailua-Kona in Hawaii on Wednesday. The 2.88-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:53:14 / 6:53 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 21/12/16 / 2016-12-21 16:53:14 / December 21, 2016 @ 4:53 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 111.74 km (69 miles). Exact location of event, depth 111.74 km, -156.2344971° West, 19.5703335° North. All ids that are associated to the event: hv61527936. Unique identifier: hv61527936.

Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Event epicenter was 27 km (17 miles) from Kailua (c. 12 000 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Kalaoa (c. 9 600 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Hōlualoa (c. 8 500 pop), 59 km (36 miles) from Waikoloa Village (c. 6 400 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Waikoloa Village, Kalaoa, Hōlualoa.

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

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 26 km WSW of Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.88 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -156.2344971° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.5703335° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 111.74 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 26km WSW of Kailua-Kona, Hawaii Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-12-21 16:53:14 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-12-21 16:55:07 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 128 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 42 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.5058 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.16 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 316 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 hv61527936 Id of event.
Event Code 61527936 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,hv61527936, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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