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Light earthquake, 4.32 mag has occurred near Pāhala in Hawaii

Earthquake location 19.226333618164S, -155.4041595459WA light earthquake magnitude 4.32 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Pāhala in Hawaii. The epicenter was at a depth of 33.159999847412 km (21 miles). The 4.32-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:15:08 / 4:15 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -155.4041595459° West, latitude 19.226333618164° North, depth = 33.159999847412 km. Global time and date of event 15/01/21 / 2021-01-15 04:15:08 / January 15, 2021 @ 4:15 am UTC/GMT. Event id: hv72320262. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pt21015050, hv72320262.

Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 65 km (40 miles) from Hilo (c. 43 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Kailua (c. 12 000 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Hawaiian Paradise Park (c. 11 400 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Hawaiian Paradise Park (c. 11 400 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Kalaoa (c. 9 600 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Waimea (c. 9 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Waimea, Waikoloa Village, Kalaoa (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days twenty-nine and in the last 365 days two hundred and twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city 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: 8 km ENE of Pāhala, Hawaii.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.32 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -155.4041595459° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.226333618164° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 33.159999847412 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 8 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 2021-01-15 04:15:08 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-01-15 04:22:25 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 41 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.4 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 5.402 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 305 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 ,pt,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 0.129999995 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 141 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 hv72320262 Id of event.
Event Code 72320262 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pt21015050,hv72320262, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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