Hawaii earthquakes list + Hawaii earthquakes in-depth articles

Last update: December 21, 2012 at 6:25 pm by By

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The list below shows the latest Hawaii earthquakes

In depth articles on Hawaii earthquakes written by Earthquake-Report.com in 2011 (earlier see below)
- Mauna Kea, Hawaii – earthquake swarm below the astronomical observatories volcano (October 20, 2011)

 

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Label info : M = magnitude, D = depth (km), Time = UTC – Hawaii time = UTC – 8

SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
USGS Volcano, Hawaii Sep 12 04:11 2.6 2 MAP I Felt It
USGS Kailua-kona, Hawaii Sep 08 19:28 2.6 42 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Hawaiian Islands Region Sep 03 08:19 0.1 10 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Hawaiian Islands Region Sep 03 08:19 0.1 10 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Hawaiian Islands Region Sep 03 08:19 0.1 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Volcano, Hawaii Aug 31 05:28 2.7 1 MAP I Felt It
USGS Fern Acres, Hawaii Aug 31 00:23 2.6 2 MAP I Felt It
USGS Pahala, Hawaii Aug 30 20:05 2.6 0 MAP I Felt It
USGS Volcano, Hawaii Aug 26 11:04 2.6 8 MAP I Felt It
USGS Volcano, Hawaii Aug 26 00:59 2.7 2 MAP I Felt It
USGS Hawaii Region, Hawaii Aug 25 02:42 2.6 3 MAP I Felt It
USGS Hana, Hawaii Aug 24 09:59 3.3 17 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Waimanalo Beach, Hawaii Aug 22 12:37 4.2 6 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Lana'i City, Hawaii Aug 22 12:37 4.1 20 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Kailua, HI - Felt house rattle.
  • Lanai, Hawaii - Startled Awake. Light Shaking. Partner slept through it.
  • Lanai - felt like a hugh blast and very loud
  • Haiku, Maui - I did not feel the earth shaking, but both my husband and I were woken by loud rattling of the windows.
  • Kailua - First there was a short, almost imperceptible tremor and then a second or two later, the house shook quite significantly for about two seconds and stopped.
  • USGS Waikoloa Village, Hawaii Aug 22 08:26 2.9 14 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Honaunau-napoopoo, Hawaii Aug 17 04:28 2.8 19 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Honaunau-napoopoo, Hawaii Aug 15 01:48 2.5 10 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Honoka'a, Hawaii Aug 13 06:28 3.5 29 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Honoka'a, Hawaii Aug 12 07:47 3.6 39 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Hawaii Region, Hawaii Aug 07 16:24 3.9 16 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Waimea, Hawaii Aug 07 16:24 4.5 16 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Kailua Kona - We felt a moderate shake while sitting for breakfast - cats seemed alert too by the tremor. No Damage.
  • Waimea, HI - Closet doors rattled, boom heard, bed shook like something hit the building.
  • Mauna Kea - Light shaking felt while sitting on side of bed, had to adjust seat after as it almost shook me off the bed. Thought the hurricane had arrived early.
  • Kihei Maui Hawaii - My bed was shaking and I thought that perhaps the hurricane had come earlier than expected. I got up and shut the window then realized it was an earthquake. It was not a long earthquake. I did have some tile seperation in my ceiling. I saw the crack above but was so tired that I did go back to sleep.
  • USGS Volcano, Hawaii Aug 06 14:10 2.5 7 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Volcano, Hawaii Aug 06 02:41 3.0 0 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Pepeekeo, Hawaii Aug 06 01:07 3.0 39 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Honaunau-napoopoo, Hawaii Aug 05 15:13 2.8 3 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Kailua-kona, Hawaii Aug 05 10:07 3.2 26 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Kailua Kona Hawaii - 12.20 am windows rattling mild shaking from two story home, no damage but enough shaking to arose me from deep sleep.
  • USGS Volcano, Hawaii Aug 03 21:57 2.6 44 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Pahala, Hawaii Aug 02 05:59 2.8 2 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Honaunau-napoopoo, Hawaii Jul 30 02:56 2.5 13 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Pahala, Hawaii Jul 27 08:50 2.5 2 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Pahala, Hawaii Jul 26 15:26 2.5 3 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Pahala, Hawaii Jul 26 15:26 2.6 3 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Volcano, Hawaii Jul 25 10:54 2.5 7 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Honaunau-napoopoo, Hawaii Jul 24 10:14 2.5 44 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Volcano, Hawaii Jul 24 10:08 3.0 0 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Waikoloa Village, Hawaii Jul 21 05:25 2.5 17 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Volcano, Hawaii Jul 20 17:23 2.6 2 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Leilani Estates, Hawaii Jul 20 17:23 2.5 0 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Pepeekeo, Hawaii Jul 17 23:31 2.6 23 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Leilani Estates, Hawaii Jul 17 01:01 2.8 8 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Fern Acres, Hawaii Jul 14 00:14 2.5 13 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Honaunau-napoopoo, Hawaii Jul 13 21:57 3.2 3 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Kailua-kona, Hawaii Jul 13 04:17 3.3 40 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Hilo, Hawaii Jul 13 03:16 2.5 15 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Pepeekeo, Hawaii Jul 13 03:16 2.9 15 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Wailua, Hawaii Jul 11 11:13 3.1 34 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Leilani Estates, Hawaii Jul 11 00:35 2.7 48 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Hawaii Region, Hawaii Jul 11 00:35 2.7 49 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Volcano, Hawaii Jul 10 20:30 2.8 8 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Honoka'a, Hawaii Jul 09 05:27 2.5 50 MAP I Felt It

    Data sources courtesy : USGSEMSCGFZGEONET


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    MMI II (Very weak shaking) ?
    People :
    Felt by persons at rest, on upper floors or favorably placed.
    MMI III (Weak shaking) ?
    People :
    Felt indoors; hanging objects may swing, vibration similar to passing of light trucks, duration may be estimated, may not be recognized as an earthquake.
    MMI IV (Light shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally noticed indoors but not outside. Light sleepers may be awakened. Vibration may be likened to the passing of heavy traffic, or to the jolt of a heavy object falling or striking the building.
    Fittings :
    Doors and windows rattle. Glassware and crockery rattle. Liquids in open vessels may be slightly disturbed. Standing motorcars may rock.
    Structures :
    Walls and frames of buildings, and partitions and suspended ceilings in commercial buildings, may be heard to creak.
    MMI V (Moderate shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally felt outside, and by almost everyone indoors. Most sleepers awakened. A few people alarmed.
    Fittings :
    Small unstable objects are displaced or upset. Some glassware and crockery may be broken. Hanging pictures knock against the wall. Open doors may swing. Cupboard doors secured by magnetic catches may open. Pendulum clocks stop, start, or change rate.
    Structures :
    Some large display windows cracked. A few earthenware toilet fixtures cracked.
    MMI VI (Strong shaking) ?
    People Felt by all. People and animals alarmed. Many run outside. Difficulty experienced in walking steadily.
    Fittings :
    Objects fall from shelves. Pictures fall from walls. Some furniture moved on smooth floors, some unsecured free-standing fireplaces moved. Glassware and crockery broken. Very unstable furniture overturned. Small church and school bells ring. Appliances move on bench or table tops. Filing cabinets or "easy glide" drawers may open (or shut).
    Structures :
    Slight damage to buildings with low standard. Some stucco or cement plaster falls. Large display windows broken. Damage to a few weak domestic chimneys, some may fall.
    Environment :
    Trees and bushes shake, or are heard to rustle. Loose material may be dislodged from sloping ground, e.g. existing slides, talus slopes, shingle slides.
    MMI VII (Very strong shaking) ?
    People
    General alarm. Difficulty experienced in standing. Noticed by motorcar drivers who may stop.
    Fittings :
    Large bells ring. Furniture moves on smooth floors, may move on carpeted floors. Substantial damage to fragile contents of buildings.
    Structures :
    Unreinforced stone and brick walls cracked. Low standard buildings cracked with some minor masonry falls. A few instances of damage to buildings of ordinary workmanship. Unbraced parapets, unbraced brick gables, and architectural ornaments fall. Roofing tiles, especially ridge tiles may be dislodged. Many unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, often falling from roof-line. Water tanks Type I burst. A few instances of damage to brick veneers and plaster or cement-based linings. Unrestrained water cylinders (hot-water cylinders) may move and leak. Some common windows cracked. Suspended ceilings damaged.
    Environment :
    Water made turbid by stirred up mud. Small slides such as falls of sand and gravel banks, and small rock-falls from steep slopes and cuttings. Instances of settlement of unconsolidated or wet, or weak soils. Some fine cracks appear in sloping ground. A few instances of liquefaction (i.e. small water and sand ejections).
    MMI VIII (Severe shaking) ?
    People Alarm may approach panic. Steering of motorcars greatly affected. Structures : Low standard buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. ordinary workmanship buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged in some cases. A few instances of damage to buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes. Monuments and pre-1976 elevated tanks and factory stacks twisted or brought down. Some pre-1965 infill masonry panels damaged. A few post-1980 brick veneers damaged. Decayed timber piles of houses damaged. Houses not secured to foundations may move. Most unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, some below roof-line, many brought down. Environment : Cracks appear on steep slopes and in wet ground. Small to moderate slides in roadside cuttings and unsupported excavations. Small water and sand ejections and localized lateral spreading adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
    MMI IX (Violent shaking) ?
    Structures Many low standard buildings destroyed. Ordinary workmanship buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes damaged in some cases, some with flexible frames seriously damaged. Damage or permanent distortion to some buildings and bridges, designed and built to normal use standards. Houses not secured to foundations shifted off. Brick veneers fall and expose frames. Environment : Cracking of ground conspicuous. Landsliding general on steep slopes. Liquefaction effects intensified and more widespread, with large lateral spreading and flow sliding adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
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    Comments

    1. Sheyla Kanehailua says:

      Btw this happened early morning! Not PM!!

      • Armand Vervaeck says:

        Sheyla, you are probably not the last one telling us that. As we work Internationally, we use GMT or UTC time (all over the world the same) – also USGS is using that.

    2. Sheyla Kanehailua says:

      When will u guys have more info on this earthquake in hawaii??

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