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Minor earthquake: M2.82 quake has struck near Waialua in Hawaii

Earthquake location 21.3105S, -156.8608333WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.82 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 25 kilometers (16 miles) from Waialua in Hawaii. The 2.82-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 02:12:26 / 2:12 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -156.8608333 West, latitude 21.3105 North, depth = 0.14 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 0.14 km (0 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/02/20 / 2020-02-17 12:12:26 / February 17, 2020 @ 12:12 pm. Event id: hv71386947. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: hv71386947.

Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Makawao, Pukalani, Kīhei. Epicenter of the earthquake was 61 km (38 miles) from Kahului (c. 26 300 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Kīhei (c. 20 900 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Wailuku (c. 15 300 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Lahaina (c. 11 700 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Waihee-Waiehu (c. 8 800 pop).

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

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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: 25 km NNW of Waialua, Hawaii.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.82 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -156.8608333° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 21.3105° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 0.14 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 25km NNW of Waialua, Hawaii Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-02-17 12:12:26 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-02-18 02:25:10 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 reviewed 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 122 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 9 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.5712 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.09 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 203 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 hv71386947 Id of event.
Event Code 71386947 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,hv71386947, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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