Big Island, Hawaii Quake

Moderate earthquake on Big Island (Hawaii) near Kilauea

Last update: August 11, 2013 at 4:16 pm by By

 Update 16:15 UTC : Some of our readers from Hon0lulu told os they felt the quake. Honolulu is nearly 350 km northwest of the epicenter

The epicenter of this quake was approx. 7 km south of Halema’uma’u crater (Kilauea volcano) in a low populated area of Big Island. Nevertheless, the quake was felt on nearly the whole island and also in some parts of Maui.
We do not expect any serious damage from this quake.

Nearby cities
10km (6mi) SSW of Volcano, Hawaii
42km (26mi) SW of Hawaiian Paradise Park, Hawaii
47km (29mi) SSW of Hilo, Hawaii
83km (52mi) ESE of Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
347km (216mi) SE of Honolulu, Hawaii


Most important Earthquake Data:

Magnitude : 4.6

Local Time (conversion only below land) : 2013-08-11 05:54:05

GMT/UTC Time : 2013-08-11 15:54:05


Maui, Hawaii earthquake 6/21

Moderate earthquake below the South-Western part of Maui, Hawaii (June 21, 2013)

Last update: June 21, 2013 at 10:38 am by By

Update 10:38 UTC : Most earthquakes on the Hawaii archipelago are occurring below the big island because of active volcanism.

Update 10:36 UTC : A little sorry for our earlier mistake where we wrote Mauna Kea instead of Haleakala.

Update 10:32 UTC : The expected maximum shaking (USGS theoretical mapping) is MMI IV or light shaking in the foothills of the Haleakala volacano

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Update 10:21 UTC : The depth pf 10.8 km means that this earthquake was probably triggered by the weight of the Haleakala volcano.

Initially this earthquake was reported to the north of Oahu and Mauii but was adapted a little earlier to the foothills of the Haleakala  dormant volcano.

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4km (2mi) WSW of Waikapu, Hawaii
7km (4mi) SW of Wailuku, Hawaii
9km (6mi) SW of Kahului, Hawaii
10km (6mi) NW of Kihei, Hawaii
145km (90mi) ESE of Honolulu, Hawaii

Most important Earthquake Data:

Magnitude : 4

Local Time (conversion only below land) : Unknown

GMT/UTC Time : 2013-06-21 10:04:11

Depth (Hypocenter)  : 25.9 km


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