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Minor earthquake, 2.97000003 mag was detected near Pāhala in Hawaii

Earthquake location 19.233999252319S, -155.42533874512WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.97000003 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Pāhala in Hawaii. The temblor was detected at 03:38:06 / 3:38 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 01/08/20 / 2020-08-01 03:38:06 / August 1, 2020 @ 3:38 am. Exact location, longitude -155.42533874512° West, latitude 19.233999252319° North, depth = 31.659999847412 km. Id of earthquake: hv72069852. Event ids that are associated: hv72069852. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 31.659999847412 km (20 miles).

Earthquake epicenter was 65 km (41 miles) from Hilo (c. 43 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Kailua (c. 12 000 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Hawaiian Paradise Park (c. 11 400 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Hawaiian Paradise Park (c. 11 400 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Hōlualoa (c. 8 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kailua, Hōlualoa, Hilo (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, 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 was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. 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: 6 km ENE of Pāhala, Hawaii.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.97000003 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -155.42533874512° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.233999252319° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 31.659999847412 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 6 km ENE of Pāhala, Hawaii Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-08-01 03:38:06 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-08-01 03:44:48 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 1 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 136 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 55 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 0.140000001 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 122 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 hv72069852 Id of event.
Event Code 72069852 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,hv72069852, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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