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Light mag. 4.7 earthquake - 19 km SE of Naalehu, Hawaii (USA) on Monday, 27 July 2020

Light mag. 4.7 earthquake  - 19 km SE of Naalehu, Hawaii (USA) on Monday, 27 July 2020
27 Jul 16:11 UTC: First to report: USGS after 6 minutes.
Jul 27 16:43: Magnitude recalculated from 4.4 to 4.7.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 31.3 to 35.3 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 35.3 to 36.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 36.0 to 36.1 km.
Date & time: Monday, 27 July 2020 16:05 UTC
Magnitude: 4.7
Depth: 36.1 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 18.93133°N / 155.461°W (Hawaii, United States)
Nearest volcano: Loihi (20 km / 12 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
90 km (56 mi) SW of Hawaiian Paradise Park (pop: 11,400)
92 km (57 mi) SE of Hōlualoa (pop: 8,500)
97 km (60 mi) SW of Hilo (pop: 43,300)
97 km (60 mi) SE of Kailua-Kona (pop: 12,000)
104 km (65 mi) SE of Kalaoa (pop: 9,600)
123 km (77 mi) S of Waimea (pop: 9,200)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 7.1 x 1011 joules (197 megawatt hours, equivalent to 169 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Mon, 27 Jul 16:05 UTCM 4.7 / 36.1 km19 km SE of Naalehu, Hawaii (USA)USGS
Mon, 27 Jul 16:05 UTCM 4.6 / 38 kmHawaii Region, Hawaii (USA)EMSC

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24 Mile Marker (79.1 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Slow shaking seemed like it lasted a minute, give or take a few (reported through our app)
107.3 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Pepeekeo (reported through our app)
96780 (117.6 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Woke up (reported through our app)
Kealakekua (81.2 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Waikola Village (115.8 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : I felt one quick jolt almost like a large gust of wind while I was lying in bed.
Wainaku, hi (97.5 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Felt shaking, saw power lines swinging.
Waimea (124.8 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Ocean View (35 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Felt shaking before and after quake. Heard cracking sound...no damage noted. (reported through our app)
91.5 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
86.6 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Captain cook (74.2 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Maikoiko st Pahoa Hawai’i (90 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : It woke me up
103.3 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
68-1118 N. Kaniku Drive, Kamuela, HI 96743 / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Just felt one jolt from the second floor of our home. It was enough to awaken me, but did not awaken my wife,
Captain Cook, HI / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Captain Cook, HI / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Ookala / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Quick shake for about 3 seconds
South Point Hawaii / Light shaking (MMI IV) : shook our whole house, lasted a few seconds. First one my husband has felt.
Kapaau / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Kailua Kona / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Was resting in bed when felt
Waimea, Hawaii / Light shaking (MMI IV)
HOVE / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Kamuela, HI 96643 / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Heard it before i felt it. I think the sound woke me first.
Captain Cook, HI / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Waikoloa village / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Honokaa / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Pepeekeo (United States, 101 km N of epicenter) : QUAKE woke me here.. Shook my bed around 6:07am. (reported through EMSC)
Eden Roc (United States, 68 km NE of epicenter) : Woke me up. (reported through EMSC)
Pāhala (United States, 25 km NW of epicenter) : Strong enough to wake me from a deep sleep after the state of Hawaii’s incredibly tense wkend with cat 1 hurricane douglas’ on direct course to our island chain! (reported through EMSC)
Pepeekeo (United States, 101 km N of epicenter) : Felt it here.. It woke me up! (reported through EMSC)
Hōlualoa (United States, 87 km NW of epicenter) : Lasted a couple of seconds (reported through EMSC)
Kahaluu-Keauhou (United States, 84 km NW of epicenter) : The house shook but nothing fell down (reported through EMSC)

Significant earthquakes in the same area since 1900

Light mag. 4.7 earthquake - 19 km SE of Naalehu, Hawaii (USA) on Monday, 27 July 2020

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