Weak mag. 2.8 earthquake - 8.2 mi south of Fern Forest, Hawaii County, USA, on Wednesday, 13 Jan 2021 3:34 pm (GMT -10) -

Weak mag. 2.8 earthquake - 8.2 mi south of Fern Forest, Hawaii County, USA, on Wednesday, 13 Jan 2021 3:34 pm (GMT -10)

Weak magnitude 2.8 earthquake at 6 km depth

14 Jan 01:52 UTC: First to report: USGS after 18 minutes.
14 Jan 02:21: Magnitude recalculated from 3.0 to 2.8. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 5.8 km (from 6.2 to 3.6 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 9.7 km (6 mi) towards NNE.
Update Thu, 14 Jan 2021, 01:57
Magnitude 3.0 earthquake strikes near Volcano Village, Hawaii County, Hawaii, United States
3.0 quake 13 Jan 3:34 pm (GMT -10)
3.0 quake 13 Jan 3:34 pm (GMT -10)
An earthquake of magnitude 3.0 occurred early afternoon on Wednesday 13 January 2021 at 3:34 pm local time near Volcano Village, Hawaii County, Hawaii, USA, as reported by the United States Geological Survey (USGS).
According to preliminary data, the quake was located at a shallow depth of 6.2 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.
A second report was later issued by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), which listed it as a magnitude 3.0 earthquake as well.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Volcano Village (pop. 2,600) located 13 miles from the epicenter, Fern Forest (pop. 930) 13 miles away, and Eden Roc (pop. 940) 15 miles away. In Fern Acres (pop. 1,500, 17 miles away), Mountain View (pop. 3,900, 20 miles away), Ainaloa (pop. 3,000, 20 miles away), Hawaiian Paradise Park (pop. 11,400, 25 miles away), and Hilo (pop. 43,300, 32 miles away), the quake was probably not felt.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 14 Jan 2021 01:34:12 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Wednesday, 13 Jan 2021 3:34 pm (GMT -10)
Magnitude: 2.8
Depth: 5.8 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 19.35067°N / 155.10333°W (Hawaii County, Hawaii, United States)
Nearest volcano: Kilauea (21 km / 13 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
13 km (8 mi) SSE of Fern Forest (pop: 931) --> See nearby quakes!
17 km (11 mi) SE of Volcano Village (pop: 2,580) --> See nearby quakes!
23 km (14 mi) SSW of Ainaloa (pop: 2,970) --> See nearby quakes!
23 km (14 mi) S of Mountain View (pop: 3,920) --> See nearby quakes!
30 km (19 mi) SSW of Hawaiian Paradise Park (Hawaii County) (pop: 11,400) --> See nearby quakes!
42 km (26 mi) S of Hilo (pop: 43,300) --> See nearby quakes!
43 km (27 mi) ENE of Pāhala (pop: 1,360) --> See nearby quakes!
54 km (33 mi) S of Pepeekeo (pop: 1,790) --> See nearby quakes!
76 km (47 mi) ENE of Hawaiian Ocean View (pop: 4,440) --> See nearby quakes!
360 km (224 mi) SE of Honolulu (pop: 371,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Broken Clouds 24°C (75 F), humidity: 65%, wind: 2 m/s (3 kts) from NNE
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
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 2.85.8 km20 Km SSE of Volcano, Hawaii, USAUSGS

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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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