Earthquake offf the Big Island, Hawaii

Strong earthquake just to the south of the Big Island of Hawaii, Hawaii

Last update: June 5, 2013 at 1:03 am by By

Update 01:08 UTC :  Seismogram from the earthquake as recorded at the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

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Update 00:53 UTC :  MMI shaking at the most important cities

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Update 00:51 UTC :  Weak to moderate earthquakes are normal in Hawaii and especially around the Big Island, but a strong one like today’s is rather uncommon.

Update 00:49 UTC :  The epicenter is less than a dozen miles southeast of the Loihi Seamount, the active volcano being built on the seafloor off the Ka`u coast. The depth of the hypocenter is excluding however a direct link to magmatic activity

Update 00:45 UTC :  USGS expects a maximum light MMI IV shaking and thats really good news

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Update 00:42 UTC :  The Hawaii earthquake has been updated to a Magnitude of 5.6, unusually strong for the Islands. Aftershocks are starting to occur.  The depth however is 25 miles or 40 km and thats a depth (if true) that we can rule out any damage or injuries.

A strong earthquake happened just south of Hawaii, Hawaii and was felt all over the Islands

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53km (33mi) SE of Pahala, Hawaii
77km (48mi) S of Hawaiian Paradise Park, Hawaii
91km (57mi) S of Hilo, Hawaii
126km (78mi) SE of Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
394km (245mi) SE of Honolulu, Hawaii

Most important Earthquake Data:

Magnitude : 5.2

Local Time (conversion only below land) : Unknown

GMT/UTC Time : 2013-06-05 00:12:40

Depth (Hypocenter)  : 16.1 km