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Minor earthquake: M2.87 quake has struck near Pahala in Hawaii

Earthquake location 18.8631668S, -155.2070007WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.87 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 47 kilometers (29 miles) from Pahala in Hawaii. All ids that are associated to the event: hv70655197, us1000hckq. Unique identifier: hv70655197. The temblor was detected at 13:36:25 / 1:36 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -155.2070007 West, latitude 18.8631668 North, depth = 10.63 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/10/18 / 2018-10-15 23:36:25 / October 15, 2018 @ 11:36 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10.63 km (7 miles).

Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 75 km (47 miles) from Hawaiian Paradise Park (c. 11 400 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hawaiian Paradise Park.

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days eighteen and in the last 365 days four thousand, seven hundred and seventy-three 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. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 47 km SE of Pahala, Hawaii.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.87 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -155.2070007° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.8631668° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10.63 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 47km SE of Pahala, Hawaii Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-10-15 23:36:25 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-10-15 23:50:08 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 127 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,us, 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 0.3778 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.18 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 256 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 hv70655197 Id of event.
Event Code 70655197 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,hv70655197,us1000hckq, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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