Mag. 2.8 earthquake - 4.4 miles E of Pāhala, Hawaii, on Thursday, 29 Oct 10.30 pm (GMT -10) -

Mag. 2.8 earthquake  - 4.4 miles E of Pāhala, Hawaii, on Thursday, 29 Oct 10.30 pm (GMT -10)

Minor magnitude 2.8 earthquake at 35 km depth

30 Oct 08:35 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 6 minutes.
30 Oct 08:35: Now using data updates from USGS
30 Oct 08:36: Magnitude recalculated from 3.3 to 2.8.
31 Oct 04:22: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 33.9 to 34.7 km (from 21 to 22 mi).
Update Fri, 30 Oct 2020, 08:36
Small tremor of magnitude 3.3 just reported 25 miles northeast of Hawaiian Ocean View, Hawaii
3.3 quake 7 Km E of Pāhala, Hawaii, USA, 30 Oct 2020 08:30 UTC
3.3 quake 7 Km E of Pāhala, Hawaii, USA, 30 Oct 2020 08:30 UTC
Just 6 minutes ago, a 3.3-magnitude earthquake struck near the town of Pāhala, Hawaii. The tremor was recorded late at night on Thursday 29 October 2020 at 10.30 pm local time, at an intermediate depth of 21 miles below the surface.
The event was filed by the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the first seismological agency to report it.
Our monitoring service at VolcanoDiscovery identified a second report from the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) which listed the quake at magnitude 3.3 as well.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt, based on preliminary calculations, include Pāhala (pop. 1,400) at a distance of 4 miles with very weak shaking, Naalehu (pop. 900) at a distance of 14 miles with very weak shaking, Volcano (pop. 2,600) at a distance of 20 miles with very weak shaking, and Hawaiian Ocean View (pop. 4,400) at a distance of 25 miles with very weak shaking.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 30 Oct 2020 08:30:11 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Thursday, 29 Oct 10.30 pm (GMT -10)
Magnitude: 2.8
Depth: 34.7 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 19.20283°N / 155.411°W (Hawaii, United States)
Nearest volcano: Kilauea (26 km / 16 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
7 km (4 mi) E of Pāhala (pop: 1,360)
23 km (14 mi) NE of Naalehu (pop: 866)
33 km (20 mi) SW of Volcano Village (pop: 2,580)
41 km (26 mi) SW of Fern Forest (pop: 931)
51 km (31 mi) SW of Mountain View (pop: 3,920)
63 km (39 mi) SW of Hawaiian Paradise Park (Hawaii County) (pop: 11,400)
68 km (42 mi) SSW of Hilo (pop: 43,300)
79 km (49 mi) SE of Kailua-Kona (Hawaii County) (pop: 12,000)
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 18.4°C (65 F), humidity: 71%, wind: 13 m/s (24 kts) from W
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 1 x 109 joules (278 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.239 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
M 2.835 km7 Km E of Pāhala, Hawaii, USAUSGS
M 3.334 kmIsland Of Hawaii, Hawaii, USAEMSC

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At magnitude 2.8, this quake might have been felt very close to the epicenter and under calm conditions.
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