Minor mag. 2.5 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 47 mi northwest of Hilo, Hawaii County, USA, on Tuesday, 23 Feb 2021 9:45 pm (GMT -10) -

Minor mag. 2.5 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 47 mi northwest of Hilo, Hawaii County, USA, on Tuesday, 23 Feb 2021 9:45 pm (GMT -10)

Minor magnitude 2.5 earthquake at 36 km depth

24 Feb 07:49 UTC: First to report: USGS after 4 minutes.
24 Feb 07:51: Magnitude recalculated from 2.7 to 2.6.
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24 Feb 23:48: Magnitude recalculated from 2.2 to 2.5. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 12.5 to 35.5 km (from 7.8 to 22 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 2 km (1.2 mi) towards SW.
Date & time: 24 Feb 2021 07:45:14 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Tuesday, 23 Feb 2021 9:45 pm (GMT -10)
Magnitude: 2.5
Depth: 35.5 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 20.34617°N / 155.3825°W (North Pacific Ocean, Hawaii, United States)
Nearest volcano: Mauna Kea (55 km / 34 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
31 km (19 mi) NNE of Honoka‘a (pop: 2,260) --> See nearby quakes!
46 km (28 mi) ENE of Kapaau (pop: 1,730) --> See nearby quakes!
47 km (29 mi) NE of Waimea (Hawaii County) (pop: 9,210) --> See nearby quakes!
62 km (39 mi) NE of Waikoloa (pop: 4,810) --> See nearby quakes!
64 km (40 mi) NNW of Pepeekeo (pop: 1,790) --> See nearby quakes!
75 km (47 mi) NNW of Hilo (pop: 43,300) --> See nearby quakes!
93 km (58 mi) NE of Kalaoa (Hawaii County) (pop: 9,640) --> See nearby quakes!
94 km (58 mi) NNW of Hawaiian Paradise Park (Hawaii County) (pop: 11,400) --> See nearby quakes!
120 km (75 mi) ESE of Kīhei (pop: 20,900) --> See nearby quakes!
129 km (80 mi) ESE of Kahului (pop: 26,300) --> See nearby quakes!
94 km (58 mi) NNE of Hawaii Island (pop: 185,100) --> See nearby quakes!
104 km (64 mi) ESE of Maui Island (pop: 154,800) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Light Rain 18.3°C (65 F), humidity: 84%, wind: 5 m/s (10 kts) from ESE
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 3.5 x 108 joules (98.6 kilowatt hours) More info
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2.536 km30 Km NNE of Honoka‘a, Hawaii, USAUSGS

User reports for this quake (4)

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44-2437 Kalopa Td. Honoka’a 96727 / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single vertical bump : I heard a boom sound and a bump or a rolling movement. I think this weather has something to do with our earthquakes  
8715.1 km E of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single lateral shake / 1-2 s
Ookala / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s
Waimea,Hi / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 2-5 s
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