Light mag. 3.2 earthquake - 4 mi west of Pāhala, Hawaii County, USA, on Friday, Apr 30, 2021 at 5:33 am (GMT -10) -

Light mag. 3.2 earthquake - 4 mi west of Pāhala, Hawaii County, USA, on Friday, Apr 30, 2021 at 5:33 am (GMT -10) Light mag. 3.2 earthquake - 4 mi west of Pāhala, Hawaii County, USA, on Friday, Apr 30, 2021 at 5:33 am (GMT -10)

Light magnitude 3.2 earthquake at 1 km depth

30 Apr 15:37 UTC: First to report: USGS after 4 minutes.
30 Apr 15:39: Magnitude recalculated from 3.1 to 3.0.
30 Apr 21:30: Magnitude recalculated from 3.0 to 3.2. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 0.4 to 0.9 km (from 0.2 to 0.6 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 1.7 km (1 mi) towards NW.
30 Apr 21:34: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 0.9 to 0.6 km (from 0.6 to 0.4 mi).
Update Fri, 30 Apr 2021, 15:42
Small magnitude 3.0 earthquake 3 miles southwest of Pāhala, Hawaii, United States
3.0 quake 30 Apr 5:33 am (GMT -10)
3.0 quake 30 Apr 5:33 am (GMT -10)
The United States Geological Survey reported a magnitude 3.0 quake in the United States near Pāhala, Hawaii County, Hawaii, only 8 minutes ago. The earthquake hit early morning on Friday 30 April 2021 at 5:33 am local time at a very shallow depth of 0.2 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 3.0 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 3 miles from the epicenter. In Hawaiian Ocean View (pop. 4,400, 18 miles away), Volcano Village (pop. 2,600, 26 miles away), Honaunau-Napoopoo (pop. 2,600, 29 miles away), Holualoa (pop. 8,500, 40 miles away), and Hawaiian Paradise Park (pop. 11,400, 46 miles away), the quake was probably not felt.

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Earthquake data

Earthquake details

Date & timeApr 30, 2021 15:33:46 UTC -
Local time at epicenterFriday, Apr 30, 2021 at 5:33 am (GMT -10)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude3.2
Depth0.6 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude19.201°N / 155.53983°W (Hawaii, Hawaii, United States)
Antipode19.201°S / 24.46°E
Shaking intensityLight shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanoMaunaloa (33 km / 21 mi)
Nearby towns and cities6 km (4 mi) W of Pāhala (pop: 1,360) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
28 km (17 mi) ENE of Hawaiian Ocean View (pop: 4,440) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
42 km (26 mi) SW of Volcano Village (pop: 2,580) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
44 km (28 mi) SE of Honaunau-Napoopoo (pop: 2,570) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
60 km (37 mi) SW of Mountain View (pop: 3,920) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
69 km (43 mi) SE of Kailua-Kona (Hawaii County) (pop: 12,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
74 km (46 mi) SW of Hawaiian Paradise Park (Hawaii County) (pop: 11,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
75 km (46 mi) SE of Kalaoa (Hawaii County) (pop: 9,640) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
75 km (47 mi) SW of Hilo (pop: 43,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
337 km (209 mi) SE of Honolulu (pop: 371,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Estimated seismic energy released4 x 109 joules (1.11 megawatt hours, equivalent to 0.951 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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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.
Mag.DepthLocationSource
3.20.6 km6 Km W of Pāhala, Hawaii, USAUSGS
3.312 kmISLAND OF HAWAII, HAWAII, USAEMSC

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