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Minor earthquake, 2.95 mag strikes near Kapaau in Hawaii

Earthquake location 20.1774998S, -155.7906647WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.95 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Kapaau in Hawaii. Exact location of earthquake, -155.7906647° West, 20.1774998° North, depth 34.43 km. All ids that are associated to the event: hv71222276. Unique identifier: hv71222276. The 2.95-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:44:16 / 7:44 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 34.43 km (21 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 08/11/19 / 2019-11-08 17:44:16 / November 8, 2019 @ 5:44 pm.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hōlualoa, Kailua, Kalaoa (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 63 km (39 miles) from Kailua (c. 12 000 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Kalaoa (c. 9 600 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Waimea (c. 9 200 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Hōlualoa (c. 8 500 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from Waikoloa Village (c. 6 400 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fifty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.

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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 S of Kapaau, Hawaii.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.95 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -155.7906647° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 20.1774998° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 34.43 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 6km 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 2019-11-08 17:44:16 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-11-08 17:47:34 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 134 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 53 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.05346 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.17 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 159 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 hv71222276 Id of event.
Event Code 71222276 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,hv71222276, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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