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Minor earthquake, 2.84 mag was detected near Kapaau in Hawaii



Earthquake location 20.1200008S, -155.7983398WA 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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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.84 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -155.7983398° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 20.1200008° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 20.64 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 12km S of Kapaau, Hawaii Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-03-15 08:01:20 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-03-15 08:12:40 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -600 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 16 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.1 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 131 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 58 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 0.25 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 155 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 hv61644531 Id of event.
Event Code 61644531 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,hv61644531, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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