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Minor earthquake, 2.9 mag has occurred near Mākena in Hawaii

Earthquake location 20.3119S, -156.2878WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was reported 41 kilometers (25 miles) from Mākena in Hawaii on Sunday. Exact location of event, longitude -156.2878 West, latitude 20.3119 North, depth = 34.86 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 27/12/20 / 2020-12-27 19:02:47 / December 27, 2020 @ 7:02 pm. The temblor was detected at 19:02:47 / 7:02 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us6000d3hd. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000d3hd. The epicenter was at a depth of 34.86 km (22 miles).

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lahaina, Kalaoa, Waimea (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 68 km (42 miles) from Kahului (c. 26 300 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Kīhei (c. 20 900 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Wailuku (c. 15 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Lahaina (c. 11 700 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Kalaoa (c. 9 600 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days 0, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. 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: 41 km SSE of Mākena, Hawaii.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -156.2878° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 20.3119° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 34.86 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 41 km SSE of Mākena, Hawaii Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-12-27 19:02:47 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-12-27 20:49:02 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 reviewed 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 129 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.445 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.32 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 142 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 us6000d3hd Id of event.
Event Code 6000d3hd An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000d3hd, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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