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Light mag. 4.2 earthquake - 8 km ENE of Pāhala, Hawaii (USA) on Saturday, 1 August 2020

Light mag. 4.2 earthquake  - 8 km ENE of Pāhala, Hawaii (USA) on Saturday, 1 August 2020
1 Aug 20:06 UTC: First to report: USGS after 3 minutes.
Aug 1 20:17: Magnitude recalculated from 4.0 to 4.4.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 33.0 to 31.4 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 31.4 to 29.7 km.
Aug 1 20:34: Magnitude recalculated from 4.4 to 4.2.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 29.7 to 32.3 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 32.3 to 31.7 km.
Date & time: Saturday, 1 August 2020 20:03 UTC
Magnitude: 4.2
Depth: 31.7 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 19.23983°N / 155.413°W (Hawaii, United States)
Nearest volcano: Kilauea (24 km / 15 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
61 km (38 mi) SW of Hawaiian Paradise Park (pop: 11,400)
64 km (40 mi) SW of Hilo (pop: 43,300)
70 km (44 mi) SE of Hōlualoa (pop: 8,500)
76 km (47 mi) SE of Kailua-Kona (pop: 12,000)
81 km (50 mi) SE of Kalaoa (pop: 9,600)
91 km (57 mi) SE of Waimea (pop: 9,200)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1011 joules (35 megawatt hours, equivalent to 30.1 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Sat, 1 Aug 20:03 UTCM 4.2 / 31.7 km8 km ENE of Pāhala, Hawaii (USA)USGS
Sat, 1 Aug 20:03 UTCM 4.4 / 30 kmIsland Of Hawaii, Hawaii (USA)EMSC

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Kealakakua,Hawaii 96750 (61.9 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Well,, caught Me fasting when a horizontal jolt and small shake shook thru my bedroom...very real and no after shocks....Thank You God......no damage...just on high alert.... (reported through our app)
Ninole (80.8 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : I felt a Single strong thump that shook the house.
Ninole (80.8 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : I felt a Single strong thump that shook the house.
Papa Bay,Hi (48.6 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Felt tremor while sitting on the lani
76.5 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Kealakekua (61.8 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
73.7 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
Seaview Estates in Pahoa, Hawaii / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I was sitting on my couch upstairs in my house when I felt a jolt as the house seemed to jump slightly. My dog was underneath the other couch & crawled out abruptly acting disoriented as if she was afraid of something but didn't know what to do.
KAILUA-KONA, / Light shaking (MMI IV) : HI I'M TEMP VISITING MY FRIEND KONA,HI SHE LEFT FOR WK HER DAUGHTER IN BEDROOM ASLEEP I WAS SITTING AT DINING RM TABLE ON MY CELLPHONE WHEN NOTICED SLIGHT SHAKING WAS ABOUT TO BRUSH IT OFF PLACED HANDS ON TABLE SAME TIME OBSERVED THE WATER IN MY WATER BOTTLE SHAKING LIGHT VIBRATION TABLE LASTED MAYBE A MIN OR SO THATS IT I IMMED. ASKED GOOGLE IF THERE WAS AN EARTHQUAKE JUST NOW BOUT 10AM NEAR OR ON BIG ISLAND OF HI HOPE INFO HELPS JUST LET YOU ALL KNOW OAHU IS HOME FOR ME WILL BE RETURNING SOON
Paauilo / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Hawaiian Paradise Park Keaau HI / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Sitting in a chair a jolt shook my house
Kailua-Kona / Light shaking (MMI IV)
I it almost shook me offf the ladder / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : I was on a ten foot ladder
Kailua-Kona / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Holualoa / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Kona / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Kailua-Kona / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Fern acres Hawaii / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Floor shook a little
Upper Kaiwiki / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Captain Cook,hi / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Honoka‘a (United States, 92 km NW of epicenter) : Two big Jults usually they shake here , definitely different type . (reported through EMSC)
Leilani Estates (United States, 60 km NE of epicenter) : Quick jolt (reported through EMSC)
Eden Roc (United States, 44 km NE of epicenter) : Pahala, but you have yet to show it! Hawaii. About a 4.0 (reported through EMSC)
Pepeekeo (United States, 73 km NE of epicenter) : Felt here at 19:03/4am.. Lasted about 7secs. shaking the bed. (reported through EMSC)
Wainaku (United States, 66 km NE of epicenter) : A bump and a few shakes (reported through EMSC)
Wainaku (United States, 66 km NE of epicenter) : Quick shuttering jolt. TV jostled. (reported through EMSC)
Eden Roc (United States, 44 km NE of epicenter) : Felt it. Guessed 4.6 close.It was a startling jolt! Aloha from Big Island (reported through EMSC)
Hawaiian Ocean View (United States, 40 km SW of epicenter) : Flowers shook in dining room table. Didn’t last long but big boom (reported through EMSC)

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Light mag. 4.2 earthquake - 8 km ENE of Pāhala, Hawaii (USA) on Saturday, 1 August 2020
 

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