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Minor earthquake, 2.8599999 mag strikes near Pāhala in Hawaii

Earthquake location 19.169666290283S, -155.46682739258WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.8599999 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Pāhala in Hawaii. Exact location of event, depth 31.620000839233 km, -155.46682739258° West, 19.169666290283° North. Exact time and date of earthquake 06/01/21 / 2021-01-06 15:14:32 / January 6, 2021 @ 3:14 pm UTC/GMT. The 2.8599999-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:14:32 / 3:14 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: hv72311977. Ids that are associated to the event: hv72311977. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 31.620000839233 km (20 miles).

Epicenter of the earthquake was 74 km (46 miles) from Hilo (c. 43 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Kailua (c. 12 000 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Hawaiian Paradise Park (c. 11 400 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Hawaiian Paradise Park (c. 11 400 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Hōlualoa (c. 8 500 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kailua, Hilo, Hōlualoa (min 5000 pop).

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 three, in the past 30 days twenty-nine and in the last 365 days two hundred and sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city 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: 3 km SSE of Pāhala, Hawaii.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.8599999 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -155.46682739258° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.169666290283° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 31.620000839233 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 3 km SSE 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 2021-01-06 15:14:32 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-01-06 15:17:55 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 126 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 54 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 0.119999997 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 93 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 hv72311977 Id of event.
Event Code 72311977 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,hv72311977, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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