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Minor earthquake: M2.94 quake has struck near Fern Forest in Hawaii

Earthquake location 19.346500396729S, -155.09283447266WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.94 (ml/mb) was reported 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Fern Forest in Hawaii on Tuesday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 21/07/20 / 2020-07-21 23:29:55 / July 21, 2020 @ 11:29 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 5.5199999809265 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: hv72054482. Ids that are associated to the event: hv72054482. The temblor was picked up at 23:29:55 / 11:29 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -155.09283447266 West, latitude 19.346500396729 North, depth = 5.5199999809265 km.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 43 km (26 miles) from Hilo (c. 43 300 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Hawaiian Paradise Park (c. 11 400 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Hawaiian Paradise Park (c. 11 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hilo, Hawaiian Paradise Park, Hawaiian Paradise Park (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days eighteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and sixty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 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. 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: 13 km SSE of Fern Forest, Hawaii.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.94 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -155.09283447266° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.346500396729° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 5.5199999809265 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 13 km SSE of Fern Forest, Hawaii Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-07-21 23:29:55 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-07-21 23:35:28 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 48 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 0.239999995 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 154 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 hv72054482 Id of event.
Event Code 72054482 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,hv72054482, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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