Small magnitude 3.0 earthquake 3 miles east of Pāhala, Hawaii, United States

Sun, 17 Oct 2021, 03:55
03:55 AM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
3.0 quake 16 Oct 5:41 pm (GMT -10)
3.0 quake 16 Oct 5:41 pm (GMT -10)
A very shallow magnitude 3.0 earthquake was reported in the afternoon near Pāhala, Hawaii County, Hawaii, USA.
According to the United States Geological Survey, the quake hit on Saturday, October 16th, 2021, at 5:41 pm local time at a very shallow depth of 0.3 miles. Shallow earthquakes are felt more strongly than deeper ones as they are closer to the surface. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) which listed the quake at magnitude 3.2.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should not have caused any significant damage, but was probably felt by many people as light vibration in the area of the epicenter.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Pāhala (pop. 1,400) located 3 miles from the epicenter. In Volcano Village (pop. 2,600, 20 miles away), Hawaiian Ocean View (pop. 4,400, 24 miles away), Mountain View (pop. 3,900, 32 miles away), Hawaiian Paradise Park (pop. 11,400, 40 miles away), Hilo (pop. 43,300, 42 miles away), and Holualoa (pop. 8,500, 44 miles away), the quake was probably not felt.

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Earthquake data:
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Date & time: Oct 16, 2021 5:41 pm (GMT -10) local time (17 Oct 2021 03:41 GMT)
Magnitude: 3.0
Depth: 0.5 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 19.21°N / 155.43°W (Hawaii, Hawaii, United States)
Primary data source: USGS

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