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Minor earthquake: M3 quake has struck near Pa‘auilo in Hawaii

Earthquake location 19.882667541504S, -155.47749328613WA minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) strikes 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Pa‘auilo in Hawaii on Sunday. The temblor was reported at 09:58:57 / 9:58 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: hv72322812. Id of event: hv72322812. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/01/21 / 2021-01-17 09:58:57 / January 17, 2021 @ 9:58 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 20.209999084473 km (13 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -155.47749328613 West, latitude 19.882667541504 North, depth = 20.209999084473 km.

Earthquake epicenter was 44 km (27 miles) from Hilo (c. 43 300 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Kailua (c. 12 000 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Hawaiian Paradise Park (c. 11 400 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Hawaiian Paradise Park (c. 11 400 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Kalaoa (c. 9 600 pop). 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 Hawaiian Paradise Park, Hawaiian Paradise Park, Kailua.

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days twenty-nine and in the last 365 days two hundred and seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 20 km SSW of Pa‘auilo, Hawaii. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -155.47749328613° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.882667541504° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 20.209999084473 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 20 km SSW of Pa‘auilo, Hawaii Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2021-01-17 09:58:57 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-01-17 10:02:42 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.7 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 139 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 38 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 0.25 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 139 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 hv72322812 Id of event.
Event Code 72322812 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,hv72322812, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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