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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag was detected near Waihee-Waiehu in Hawaii

Earthquake location 21.173S, -156.448WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 28 kilometers (17 miles) from Waihee-Waiehu in Hawaii. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 24.6 km (15 miles). Event id: pt17068051. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pt17068051. Exact location of event, depth 24.6 km, -156.448° West, 21.173° North. Exact time and date of earthquake 09/03/17 / 2017-03-09 13:03:48 / March 9, 2017 @ 1:03 pm UTC/GMT. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:03:48 / 3:03 am (local time epicenter).

Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 31 km (19 miles) from Kahului (c. 26 300 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Kīhei (c. 20 900 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Wailuku (c. 15 300 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Lahaina (c. 11 700 pop), 28 km (18 miles) from Waihee-Waiehu (c. 8 800 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Haiku-Pauwela (c. 8 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kīhei, Lahaina, Pukalani (min 5000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 28 km NNE of Waihee-Waiehu, Hawaii.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -156.448° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 21.173° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 24.6 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 28km NNE of Waihee-Waiehu, Hawaii Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-03-09 13:03:48 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-03-09 13:08:41 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -600 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 10 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.4 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 REVIEWED 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 275 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network pt The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,pt, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 49 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 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 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 pt17068051 Id of event.
Event Code 17068051 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pt17068051, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.


  1. Denise

    Lanikai…shaken 5 – 10 sec.

  2. GG Gibbs

    flet shaking in Kaneohe on Kaneohe Bay Drive near intersection of H-3. event lasted less than 20 seconds

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