Light mag. 2.8 earthquake - 40 mi southwest of Hilo, Hawaii County, USA, on Tuesday, 9 Feb 2021 8:10 am (GMT -10) -

Light mag. 2.8 earthquake - 40 mi southwest of Hilo, Hawaii County, USA, on Tuesday, 9 Feb 2021 8:10 am (GMT -10)

Light magnitude 2.8 earthquake at 2 km depth

9 Feb 18:14 UTC: First to report: USGS after 4 minutes.
9 Feb 18:17: Magnitude recalculated from 3.2 to 3.0.
9 Feb 19:38: Magnitude recalculated from 3.0 to 2.8. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 0.9 to 1.5 km (from 0.6 to 0.9 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 1.6 km (1 mi) towards E.
Update Tue, 9 Feb 2021, 18:18
Small 3.0 quake hits near Hilo, Hawaii County, Hawaii, USA
3.0 quake 9 Feb 8:10 am (GMT -10)
3.0 quake 9 Feb 8:10 am (GMT -10)
A magnitude 3.0 earthquake near Hilo, Hawaii County, Hawaii, USA, was reported only 7 minutes ago by the United States Geological Survey, considered the key international and national agency that monitors seismic activity in the US. The earthquake occurred at a very shallow depth of 0.6 miles beneath the epicenter in the morning on Tuesday 9 February 2021 at 8:10 am local time. 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 identified a second report from the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) which listed the quake at magnitude 3.0 as well.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Honaunau-Napoopoo (pop. 2,600) located 16 miles from the epicenter. In Pāhala (pop. 1,400, 18 miles away), Captain Cook (pop. 3,400, 20 miles away), Kealakekua (pop. 2,000, 20 miles away), Honalo (pop. 2,400, 22 miles away), Honalo (pop. 2,400, 22 miles away), and Hilo (pop. 43,300, 41 miles away), the quake was probably not felt.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 9 Feb 2021 18:10:51 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Tuesday, 9 Feb 2021 8:10 am (GMT -10)
Magnitude: 2.8
Depth: 1.5 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 19.425°N / 155.611°W (Hawaii, Hawaii, United States)
Nearest volcano: Maunaloa (6 km / 4 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
27 km (17 mi) E of Honaunau-Napoopoo (pop: 2,570) --> See nearby quakes!
28 km (18 mi) NNW of Pāhala (pop: 1,360) --> See nearby quakes!
40 km (25 mi) W of Volcano Village (pop: 2,580) --> See nearby quakes!
41 km (26 mi) ESE of Holualoa (Hawaii County) (pop: 8,540) --> See nearby quakes!
43 km (27 mi) NNE of Hawaiian Ocean View (pop: 4,440) --> See nearby quakes!
51 km (32 mi) SE of Kalaoa (Hawaii County) (pop: 9,640) --> See nearby quakes!
64 km (40 mi) WSW of Hilo (pop: 43,300) --> See nearby quakes!
67 km (42 mi) S of Waimea (Hawaii County) (pop: 9,210) --> See nearby quakes!
69 km (43 mi) WSW of Hawaiian Paradise Park (Hawaii County) (pop: 11,400) --> See nearby quakes!
314 km (195 mi) SE of Honolulu (pop: 371,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Clear Sky 15.8°C (60 F), humidity: 66%, wind: 3 m/s (5 kts) from ENE
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.
MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
2.81.5 km26 Km E of Honaunau-Napoopoo, Hawaii, USAUSGS
2.82 kmISLAND OF HAWAII, HAWAII, USAEMSC

User reports for this quake

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
At magnitude 2.8, this quake might have been felt very close to the epicenter and under calm conditions.
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