Light mag. 4.0 earthquake - 5.2 mi east of Pāhala, Hawaii County, USA, on Thursday, 14 Jan 2021 6:15 pm (GMT -10) -

Light mag. 4.0 earthquake - 5.2 mi east of Pāhala, Hawaii County, USA, on Thursday, 14 Jan 2021 6:15 pm (GMT -10)

Light magnitude 4.0 earthquake at 34 km depth

15 Jan 04:18 UTC: First to report: USGS after 4 minutes.
15 Jan 04:21: Magnitude recalculated from 4.4 to 4.3. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 35.0 to 33.2 km (from 22 to 21 mi).
15 Jan 04:34: Magnitude recalculated from 4.3 to 4.0. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 33.2 to 33.8 km (from 21 to 21 mi).
15 Jan 23:06: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 33.8 to 34.1 km (from 21 to 21 mi).
Update Fri, 15 Jan 2021, 04:24
Magnitude 4.3 earthquake strikes near Pāhala, Hawaii County, Hawaii, United States
4.3 quake 14 Jan 6:15 pm (GMT -10)
4.3 quake 14 Jan 6:15 pm (GMT -10)
The United States Geological Survey (USGS) reported a magnitude 4.3 quake in the United States near Pāhala, Hawaii County, Hawaii, only 9 minutes ago. The earthquake hit early evening on Thursday 14 January 2021 at 6:15 pm local time at a moderately shallow depth of 21 miles. 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 4.3 earthquake 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 Pāhala (pop. 1,400) located 5 miles from the epicenter, Naalehu (pop. 870) 16 miles away, Wai‘ōhinu (pop. 210) 17 miles away, and Volcano Village (pop. 2,600) 19 miles away.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Hawaiian Ocean View (pop. 4,400) located 26 miles from the epicenter, Mountain View (pop. 3,900) 30 miles away, Hawaiian Paradise Park (pop. 11,400) 38 miles away, and Hilo (pop. 43,300) 40 miles away.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 15 Jan 2021 04:15:07 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Thursday, 14 Jan 2021 6:15 pm (GMT -10)
Magnitude: 4
Depth: 34.1 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 19.21833°N / 155.40033°W (Hawaii County, Hawaii, United States)
Nearest volcano: Kilauea (24 km / 15 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
8 km (5 mi) ENE of Pāhala (pop: 1,360) --> See nearby quakes!
30 km (19 mi) SW of Volcano Village (pop: 2,580) --> See nearby quakes!
42 km (26 mi) ENE of Hawaiian Ocean View (pop: 4,440) --> See nearby quakes!
48 km (30 mi) SW of Mountain View (pop: 3,920) --> See nearby quakes!
60 km (38 mi) WSW of Nanawale Estates (pop: 1,430) --> See nearby quakes!
61 km (38 mi) SW of Hawaiian Paradise Park (Hawaii County) (pop: 11,400) --> See nearby quakes!
63 km (39 mi) ESE of Captain Cook (pop: 3,430) --> See nearby quakes!
66 km (41 mi) SSW of Hilo (pop: 43,300) --> See nearby quakes!
334 km (207 mi) SE of East Honolulu (pop: 49,900) --> See nearby quakes!
346 km (215 mi) SE of Honolulu (pop: 371,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Clear Sky 21.6°C (71 F), humidity: 69%, wind: 2 m/s (4 kts) from S
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
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.
MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
4.034 km8 Km ENE of Pāhala, Hawaii, USAUSGS
4.725 kmISLAND OF HAWAII, HAWAII, USAEMSC

User reports for this quake (71)

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Fern acres (45.8 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Seems like a volcanic adjustment | 2 users found this interesting.  
49.9 km W of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Didn't last more than a couple of seconds. Traveling fast with shaking and no rumbling prior. | 2 users found this interesting. (reported through our app)  
Laupahoehoe, HI, 96764 (79.8 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s : Earthquake felt at 6:15 pm HST at my home in Laupahoehoe along the Hamakua Coast. Light shaking for approx. 5 to 10 seconds. No damage. | 2 users found this interesting.  
Ocean View Ranchos (44.7 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single lateral shake / 1-2 s : Felt indoors and outdoors. Strong single shake like something bumping entire house. | 2 users found this interesting.  
Kohala Ranch (107.9 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single lateral shake / very short : slight tremble followed by a sharp jolt | 2 users found this interesting.  
Kailua-Kona / Weak shaking (MMI III) : About 15-20 seconds | 2 users found this interesting.  
Keaau / not felt : Didn’t feel anything | 2 users found this interesting.  
Captain Cook above choice mart, coffee shack / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 5-10 s : It was sort of a long jolt. My dog knew something was up, did not leave my side about 15 min prior. | 2 users found this interesting.  
Hilo above Hilo muni golf course / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / single lateral shake / 1-2 s : One strong shake | 2 users found this interesting.  
Kailua kona / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single lateral shake / 1-2 s : Sitting on couch it slightly moved a bit. In kona | 2 users found this interesting.  
48.1 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s : The house shook East to west two to three times and I could hear the suspension on my car shaking. | 2 users found this interesting.  
Painted Church Rd / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s : It lasted a while, felt like 10sec | 2 users found this interesting.  
Kamuela / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 2-5 s : minor initial shake, followed 2-3 seconds later by more intense shake. | 2 users found this interesting.  
77.4 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / both vertical and horizontal swinging / 5-10 s : Was sitting on the sofa and knew something didn’t feel right, and immediately recognized it as an earthquake. Movement continued for about 10 seconds | One user found this interesting.  
Kailua Kona near La'aloa / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : Big jolt and some rattling. I was indoors on a rolling chair. That wiggled slightly. | One user found this interesting.  
6 1\2 Mile marker on Alii Dr in Kona / Light shaking (MMI IV) : strong jolt of 5 sec. shook our second floor condo at 78-7030 Alii Dr, | One user found this interesting.  
61.1 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single lateral shake / very short : It made a small bump of the table I was sitting at. | One user found this interesting. (reported through our app)  
Kailua Kona / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / 1-2 s : Kailua Kona hillside, a bump followed 10 second later by a sharp jolt that rattled the furniture and structure | One user found this interesting.  
KailuaKona, HI / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 1-2 s : My location...KailuaKona. | One user found this interesting.  
Keauhou, HI / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
70.2 km WNW of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s
Captain Cook / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Kailua Kona / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single vertical bump / 1-2 s : Was sitting on sofa watching tv and the motion felt like someone else sat down but no one did  
72.6 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : felt in spine and feet resting on floor while sitting on kitchen chair.  
Kaneohe (348.1 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / 1-2 s : Was laying in bed and and my bed and house shook for a few seconds very distinctively.  
Kailua Kona / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Felt short small pre quake .. then longer more sustained quake  
Volcano / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 2-5 s : Outside sitting on porch felt the porch shake. Felt like Eglin AFB dropped a bomb.  
Kailua Kona Kuakini hwy / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : We were eating out on our lanai and felti the shaking.  
94.4 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single lateral shake / 1-2 s
Honomu, Hawaii / Weak shaking (MMI III)
344.2 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 10-15 s
Kailua - Kona / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Keaau / not felt : Didn’t feel anything  
Captain Cook / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
96776 / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / 2-5 s : Sudden rumble throughout multiple dwelling family all felt.  
Paauilo Mauka / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 5-10 s
78.6 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / simple rolling (tilting sideways along one direction) / 1-2 s
Keauhou, HI / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
75-6081 Alii Drive,Kailua-Kona / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Short sideways shaking.  
Captain Cook (61 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : Surprised how long it lasted. Strong shake  
Kona hawaii / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 15-20 s : Sitting on sofa in third floor condo and felt like it was shaking mildly Husband felt in his chair also Happened at around 6:15 pm  
Kaneohe (347.8 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating
Keauhou, HI / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
65.6 km WNW of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / vibration and rolling / 5-10 s
Hawi, HI (250.9 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
48.8 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / very short (reported through our app)
Kailua Kona / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 1-2 s
Kihei / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / very short
captain cook (61.2 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
121.9 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / 1-2 s
Honomu, Hawaii / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Kailua-Kona / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 15-20 s
Painted church road, honaunau / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 2-5 s
84.7 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
Hawaiian Beaches (61.9 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 1-2 s (reported through our app)
51.2 km W of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
Kawaihae / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s
Kailua-Kona (76.8 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
Hawaiian Paradise Park (61.9 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
Honoka'a / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s
Kailua Kona / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating
Hilo, HI 96720 / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Kauila Kona / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single vertical bump / 2-5 s
I did too!! Strong fast nudge. / Light shaking (MMI IV)
59.2 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
83 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / very short (reported through our app)
Keauhou (70.6 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 2-5 s (reported through our app)
67.6 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s (reported through our app)
84 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 2-5 s (reported through our app)
75.3 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
48 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
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