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Minor earthquake: M2.87 quake has struck near Honoka’a in Hawaii



Earthquake location 20.1113338S, -155.3368378WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.87 (ml/mb) strikes 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Honoka’a in Hawaii on Wednesday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 1.28 km (1 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: hv61872356. Id of event: hv61872356. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/08/17 / 2017-08-16 15:24:03 / August 16, 2017 @ 3:24 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -155.3368378 West, latitude 20.1113338 North, depth = 1.28 km. The temblor was picked up at 05:24:03 / 5:24 am (local time epicenter).

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hawaiian Paradise Park, Waikoloa Village, Hilo (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 50 km (31 miles) from Hilo (c. 43 300 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Hawaiian Paradise Park (c. 11 400 pop), 36 km (23 miles) from Waimea (c. 9 200 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Waikoloa Village (c. 6 400 pop).

Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days eighty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world.

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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 data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 14 km ENE of Honoka’a, Hawaii.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.87 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -155.3368378° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 20.1113338° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 1.28 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 14km ENE of Honoka'a, Hawaii Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-08-16 15:24:03 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-08-16 15:30:21 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -600 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 4 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.7 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 128 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 46 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.2228 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.28 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 273 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 hv61872356 Id of event.
Event Code 61872356 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,hv61872356, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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