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Minor earthquake: M2.81 quake has struck near Pahala in Hawaii

Earthquake location 19.2216663S, -155.4980011WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.81 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Pahala in Hawaii. The temblor was detected at 23:42:10 / 11:42 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 03/01/20 / 2020-01-03 09:42:10 / January 3, 2020 @ 9:42 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 33.25 km (21 miles). Exact location, longitude -155.4980011° West, latitude 19.2216663° North, depth = 33.25 km. Id of earthquake: hv71316147. Event ids that are associated: hv71316147.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kalaoa, Hilo, Kailua. Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 71 km (44 miles) from Hilo (c. 43 300 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Kailua (c. 12 000 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Hawaiian Paradise Park (c. 11 400 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Hawaiian Paradise Park (c. 11 400 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Kalaoa (c. 9 600 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days one hundred earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. 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: 2 km NW of Pahala, Hawaii.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.81 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -155.4980011° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.2216663° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 33.25 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 2km NW 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 2020-01-03 09:42:10 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-01-03 09:45:33 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 121 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 59 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.02659 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.12 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 73 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 hv71316147 Id of event.
Event Code 71316147 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,hv71316147, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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