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Minor mag. 1.9 earthquake - 5.3 mi northeast of Pāhala, Hawaii County, USA, on Thursday, Feb 2, 2023 at 12:27 pm (GMT -10) -

Minor mag. 1.9 earthquake - 5.3 mi northeast of Pāhala, Hawaii County, USA, on Thursday, Feb 2, 2023 at 12:27 pm (GMT -10) Minor mag. 1.9 earthquake - 5.3 mi northeast of Pāhala, Hawaii County, USA, on Thursday, Feb 2, 2023 at 12:27 pm (GMT -10)

Minor magnitude 1.9 earthquake at 30 km depth

2 Feb 22:31 UTC: First to report: USGS after 4 minutes.

Earthquake details

Date & timeFeb 2, 2023 22:27:38 UTC -
Local time at epicenterThursday, Feb 2, 2023 at 12:27 pm (GMT -10)
Depth29.6 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude19.23333°N / 155.40401°W (Hawaii, Hawaii, United States)
Antipode19.233°S / 24.596°E
Shaking intensityNot felt
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanoKilauea (23 km / 14 mi)
Nearby towns and cities9 km (5 mi) ENE of Pāhala (pop: 1,360) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
29 km (18 mi) SW of Volcano Village (pop: 2,580) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
42 km (26 mi) ENE of Hawaiian Ocean View (pop: 4,440) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
47 km (29 mi) SW of Mountainview (pop: 3,920) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
60 km (38 mi) SW of Hawaiian Paradise Park (Hawaii County) (pop: 11,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
64 km (40 mi) SSW of Hilo (pop: 43,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
77 km (48 mi) SE of Kailua-Kona (Hawaii County) (pop: 12,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
82 km (51 mi) SE of Kalaoa (Hawaii County) (pop: 9,640) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeLight Rain 21.9°C (71 F), humidity: 86%, wind: 5 m/s (9 kts) from ESE
Estimated seismic energy released4.5 x 107 joules (12.4 kilowatt hours) | 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.
1.930 km8 Km ENE of Pāhala, HawaiiUSGS
1.930 kmHawaiiRaspberryShake
1.910 kmHawaiiIRIS


Seismic station: Kipapa, Hawaii, USA (KIP/G network) | Distance from quake: 365 km / 227 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Kipapa, Hawaii, USA: vertical movement plot around time of quake (source: IRIS/BUD)
Seismogram (vertical component) around time of quake. Thin dotted red line indicates time of quake. Seismic waves arrive some time later, depending on distance. Bandpass filter applied: 0.5-10.0 Hz. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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User reports for this quake

At magnitude 1.9, such a quake wouldn't normally be felt by people, but could be recorded instrumentally.
User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
There are no user reports for this quake.

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