Mag. 4.0 earthquake - 30 mi northwest of Hilo, Hawaii County, on Friday, 13 Nov 2020 9:36 am (GMT -10) -

Mag. 4.0 earthquake  - 30 mi northwest of Hilo, Hawaii County, on Friday, 13 Nov 2020 9:36 am (GMT -10)

Light magnitude 4.0 earthquake at 32 km depth

13 Nov 19:40 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 4 minutes.
13 Nov 19:46: Magnitude recalculated from 3.7 to 4.0. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 8.0 to 32.0 km (from 5 to 19.9 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 6.7 km (4.1 mi) towards ESE.
Update Fri, 13 Nov 2020, 19:45
Small tremor of magnitude 3.7 just reported 34 miles northwest of Hilo, Hawaii
3.7 quake 9.3 miles SE of Waimea 13 Nov 9.36 am (GMT -10)
3.7 quake 9.3 miles SE of Waimea 13 Nov 9.36 am (GMT -10)
A very shallow magnitude 3.7 earthquake was reported in the morning near the town of Waimea, Hawaii.
According to the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), the quake hit on Friday 13 November 2020 at 9.36 am local time at a very shallow depth of 5 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 at VolcanoDiscovery identified a second report from the United States Geological Survey (USGS) which listed the quake at magnitude 3.7 as well.
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 Waimea (pop. 9,200) located 9 miles from the epicenter, Honoka‘a (pop. 2,300) 12 miles away, Kukuihaele (pop. 300) 13 miles away, Waikoloa (pop. 4,800) 14 miles away, and Pa‘auilo (pop. 600) 15 miles away.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Hilo (pop. 43,300) located 34 miles from the epicenter, Kailua-Kona (pop. 12,000) 34 miles away, and Hawaiian Paradise Park (pop. 11,400) 45 miles away.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 13 Nov 2020 19:36:11 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Friday, 13 Nov 2020 9:36 am (GMT -10)
Magnitude: 4
Depth: 32.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 19.91°N / 155.51°W (Hawaii County, Hawaii, United States)
Nearest volcano: Mauna Kea (16 km / 10 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
19 km (12 mi) SSW of Honoka‘a (pop: 2,260) --> See nearby quakes!
21 km (13 mi) SW of Pa‘auilo (pop: 595) --> See nearby quakes!
21 km (13 mi) SE of Waimea (Hawaii County) (pop: 9,210) --> See nearby quakes!
24 km (15 mi) SSE of Kukuihaele (pop: 336) --> See nearby quakes!
29 km (18 mi) E of Waikoloa (pop: 4,810) --> See nearby quakes!
48 km (30 mi) WNW of Hilo (pop: 43,300) --> See nearby quakes!
53 km (33 mi) ENE of Kalaoa (Hawaii County) (pop: 9,640) --> See nearby quakes!
59 km (37 mi) ENE of Kailua-Kona (Hawaii County) (pop: 12,000) --> See nearby quakes!
290 km (180 mi) ESE of Honolulu (pop: 371,700) --> See nearby quakes!
7663 km (4762 mi) W of Washington DC (District of Columbia) (pop: 601,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1010 joules (17.5 megawatt hours, equivalent to 15.1 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 3.86.4 km15 Km SE of Waimea, Hawaii, USAUSGS

User reports for this quake (14)

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Honokaa / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : A weaker jolt followed by a moderate strong jolt a second or two later. The house rattled, our outdoor dog ran scared toward the doors
Honokaa, Hawaii / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Fwlt 2 strong shakes | One user found this interesting.
Pahoa (78.5 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
39.5 km WNW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / very short
47.7 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 2-5 s (reported through our app)
Kamuela / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 1-2 s : felt like a large boulder hit the house
Waikoloa Village / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Felt slight shaking for a split second.
Waimea / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Kohala Estates, Kawaihae, Big Island / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : The house creaked and about 3 seconds later started shaking.
28 Honomu Ln, Pepeekeo, HI 96783, USA / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s
Kailua-kona / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / 10-15 s
Kealakekua, HI / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 1-2 s
Kalaoa / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s
Kapaau / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
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