Mag. 3.5 earthquake - 5 mi northeast of Naalehu, Hawaii, USA, on Sunday, 16 August 2020 at 11:25 (GMT) -

Mag. 3.5 earthquake  - 5 mi northeast of Naalehu, Hawaii, USA, on Sunday, 16 August 2020 at 11:25 (GMT)

Minor magnitude 3.5 earthquake at 33 km depth

16 Aug 11:31 UTC: First to report: USGS after 6 minutes.
Aug 16 11:47: Magnitude recalculated from 3.7 to 3.5.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 31.1 to 33.6 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 33.6 to 33.2 km.
Date & time: 16 Aug 2020 11:25:18 UTC -
Magnitude: 3.5
Depth: 33.2 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 19.134°N / 155.548°W (Hawaii County, Hawaii, United States)
Nearest volcano: Loihi (38 km / 24 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
8 km (5 mi) NNE of Naalehu (pop: 866) --> See nearby quakes!
11 km (7 mi) SW of Pāhala (pop: 1,360) --> See nearby quakes!
24 km (15 mi) ENE of Hawaiian Ocean View (pop: 4,440) --> See nearby quakes!
48 km (30 mi) SW of Volcano Village (pop: 2,580) --> See nearby quakes!
49 km (30 mi) SE of Honaunau-Napoopoo (pop: 2,570) --> See nearby quakes!
74 km (46 mi) SE of Kailua Kona (Hawaii County) (pop: 12,000) --> See nearby quakes!
79 km (49 mi) SW of Hawaiian Paradise Park (Hawaii County) (pop: 11,400) --> See nearby quakes!
82 km (51 mi) SW of Hilo (pop: 43,300) --> See nearby quakes!
7716 km (4795 mi) W of Washington (District of Columbia) (pop: 601,700) --> See nearby quakes!
7716 km (4795 mi) W of Washington DC (District of Columbia) (pop: 601,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.1 x 1010 joules (3.12 megawatt hours, equivalent to 2.68 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 3.533 km8 km NNE of Naalehu, Hawaii (USA)USGS
M 4.242 kmIsland Of Hawaii, Hawaii (USA)EMSC

User reports for this quake (16)

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98.5 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Woke up. Did Not feel 6.8 later (reported through our app)
26.5 km WSW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Enough to wake me.
80.9 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Gently woken up from light shaking. (reported through our app)
25 km W of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Waimea / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Fern Acres, Mountain View / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Lasted several seconds. Felt closer.
Waimea / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Ocean View / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Pepeekeo (United States, 90 km NE of epicenter) : Light and short lived. (reported through EMSC)
Kea‘au (United States, 77 km NE of epicenter) : I imagine I felt an sharp aftershock at 6 am (reported through EMSC)
Eden Roc (United States, 62 km NE of epicenter) : Second time, woke up by earthquake. This one was either stronger or closer then the one earlier. (reported through EMSC)
Honoka‘a (United States, 104 km N of epicenter) : Sharp shake rattled glasses on table. Cat on my lap jumped up as it began and ran to another room a couple pictures slipped on wall (reported through EMSC)
Pepeekeo (United States, 90 km NE of epicenter) : Felt it here at 1:26am.. Shook the bed notably.. Lasted maybe 10secs. (reported through EMSC)
Ainaloa (United States, 73 km NE of epicenter) : Felt mildly near Pāhoa. (reported through EMSC)
Eden Roc (United States, 62 km NE of epicenter) : Woke me up. Eden Roc. Hi (reported through EMSC)
Hawaiian Ocean View (United States, 23 km W of epicenter) : Mean unodakine (reported through EMSC)
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