A minor earthquake magnitude 2.84 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Kapaau in Hawaii. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 20.64 km (13 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 2.84-magnitude earthquake was detected at 22:01:20 / 10:01 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: hv61644531. Event ids that are associated: hv61644531. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -155.7983398 West, latitude 20.1200008 North, depth = 20.64 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 15/03/17 / 2017-03-15 08:01:20 / March 15, 2017 @ 8:01 am.
The epicenter was 57 km (35 miles) from Kailua (c. 12 000 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Kalaoa (c. 9 600 pop), 17 km (11 miles) from Waimea (c. 9 200 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Hōlualoa (c. 8 500 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Waikoloa Village (c. 6 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hōlualoa, Kailua, Kalaoa (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).
There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days ninety-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 12 km S of Kapaau, Hawaii.
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