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Minor earthquake 2.94 mag, 6 km SSW of Kapaau, Hawaii

Earthquake location 20.1791668S, -155.8190002WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.94 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Kapaau in Hawaii. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 32.58 km (20 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 15/11/17 / 2017-11-15 11:44:45 / November 15, 2017 @ 11:44 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: hv61977496. Id of event: hv61977496. The temblor was picked up at 01:44:45 / 1:44 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -155.8190002 West, latitude 20.1791668 North, depth = 32.58 km.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). The epicenter was 63 km (39 miles) from Kailua (c. 12 000 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Kalaoa (c. 9 600 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Waimea (c. 9 200 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Hōlualoa (c. 8 500 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Waikoloa Village (c. 6 400 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hōlualoa, Kailua, Kalaoa (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 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 six and in the last 365 days sixty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 6 km SSW of Kapaau, Hawaii.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.94 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -155.8190002° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 20.1791668° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 32.58 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 6km SSW 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 2017-11-15 11:44:45 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-11-15 11:48:19 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -600 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 133 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 44 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 0.2 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 156 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type md The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID hv61977496 Id of event.
Event Code 61977496 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,hv61977496, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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