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Light earthquake: M4.51 quake has struck near Waikoloa Village in Hawaii



Earthquake location 20.0655003S, -156.0180054WA light earthquake magnitude 4.51 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Waikoloa Village in Hawaii. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/02/17 / 2017-02-17 15:33:29 / February 17, 2017 @ 3:33 pm. The temblor was detected at 05:33:29 / 5:33 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 8.76 km (5 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: pt17048050, hv61610021. Unique identifier: hv61610021. Exact location of earthquake, -156.0180054° West, 20.0655003° North, depth 8.76 km.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 89 km (55 miles) from Kīhei (c. 20 900 pop), 47 km (30 miles) from Kailua (c. 12 000 pop), 38 km (23 miles) from Kalaoa (c. 9 600 pop), 36 km (23 miles) from Waimea (c. 9 200 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Hōlualoa (c. 8 500 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Pukalani (c. 7 600 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Makawao (c. 7 200 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Makawao, Pukalani, Kīhei.

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days eighty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 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. 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: 24 km NW of Waikoloa Village, Hawaii.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.51 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -156.0180054° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 20.0655003° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 8.76 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 24km NW of Waikoloa Village, Hawaii Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-02-17 15:33:29 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-02-17 15:40:03 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -600 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 58 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.3 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 338 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 ,pt,hv, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 65 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.35 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 148 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 hv61610021 Id of event.
Event Code 61610021 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pt17048050,hv61610021, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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