A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 58 kilometers (36 miles) from Kualapu’u in Hawaii on Thursday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -156.9096 West, latitude 21.6662 North, depth = 17.08 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 09/03/17 / 2017-03-09 13:03:35 / March 9, 2017 @ 1:03 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pt17068051, us100087x8. Id of event: us100087x8. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:03:35 / 3:03 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 17.08 km (11 miles).
The epicenter was 91 km (56 miles) from Kailua (c. 38 600 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Lahaina (c. 11 700 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Kaneohe Station (c. 9 500 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Waihee-Waiehu (c. 8 800 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Napili-Honokowai (c. 7 300 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Waimānalo (c. 5 500 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Waihee-Waiehu, Waimānalo, Lahaina. Nearby country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days eight 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. 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: 58 km NNE of Kualapu’u, Hawaii.
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