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 Nov 29 02:33 2.7 4 MAP I Felt It
USGS Hilo, Hawaii Nov 29 00:01 2.5 13 MAP I Felt It
USGS Honaunau-napoopoo, Hawaii Nov 28 09:08 2.6 2 MAP I Felt It
USGS Pahala, Hawaii Nov 27 22:13 2.8 0 MAP I Felt It
USGS Volcano, Hawaii Nov 27 14:06 2.5 26 MAP I Felt It
USGS Hawaii Region, Hawaii Nov 27 13:22 2.6 0 MAP I Felt It
USGS Hawaii Region, Hawaii Nov 24 12:46 2.5 9 MAP I Felt It
USGS Hawaii Region, Hawaii Nov 24 08:48 3.1 38 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Hawaii Region, Hawaii Nov 23 17:35 3.3 1 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Volcano, Hawaii Nov 23 13:51 2.5 3 MAP I Felt It
USGS Volcano, Hawaii Nov 23 13:50 2.5 2 MAP I Felt It
USGS Volcano, Hawaii Nov 23 01:14 2.7 6 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Hawaii Region, Hawaii Nov 22 17:58 3.3 6 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Kalaoa, Hawaii Nov 22 17:58 3.3 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Honaunau-napoopoo, Hawaii Nov 20 18:36 2.5 2 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Island Of Hawaii, Hawaii Nov 20 18:36 2.5 3 MAP I Felt It
USGS Volcano, Hawaii Nov 15 07:06 3.5 8 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Hawaiian Ocean View, Hawaii Nov 13 12:29 2.6 108 MAP I Felt It
USGS Pahala, Hawaii Nov 12 08:37 2.5 33 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Hawaii Region, Hawaii Nov 10 15:39 3.8 11 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Kalaoa, Hawaii Nov 10 15:39 3.8 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Kailua Kona Hawaii - one jolt; not major but I felt it
  • USGS Volcano, Hawaii Nov 09 21:53 2.6 6 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Hawaii Region, Hawaii Nov 08 16:49 2.6 0 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Hawaii Region, Hawaii Nov 07 22:50 2.5 36 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Kailua-kona, Hawaii Nov 07 22:50 2.5 36 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Leilani Estates, Hawaii Nov 02 20:11 2.5 45 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Honaunau-napoopoo, Hawaii Nov 01 12:05 2.8 0 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Honaunau-napoopoo, Hawaii Oct 30 13:02 2.7 2 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Honaunau-napoopoo, Hawaii Oct 29 07:10 2.5 3 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Island Of Hawaii, Hawaii Oct 22 18:08 2.5 7 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Volcano, Hawaii Oct 22 18:08 2.5 7 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Leilani Estates, Hawaii Oct 22 00:17 2.6 6 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Pepeekeo, Hawaii Oct 21 13:24 2.6 44 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Volcano, Hawaii Oct 19 11:21 2.6 2 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Volcano, Hawaii Oct 19 11:20 2.5 3 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Hawaiian Beaches, Hawaii Oct 14 04:01 3.2 112 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Kahaluu-keauhou, Hawaii Oct 13 22:28 2.7 6 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Pahala, Hawaii Oct 13 04:43 4.0 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Naalehu - Floor was shaking, windows rattling and house creaking.
  • USGS Waimea, Hawaii Oct 12 16:40 2.8 26 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Pahala, Hawaii Oct 11 03:26 2.7 39 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Pahala, Hawaii Oct 11 02:14 2.6 44 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Honaunau-napoopoo, Hawaii Oct 10 19:50 2.7 2 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Hilo, Hawaii Oct 10 10:11 2.8 1 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Waikoloa Village, Hawaii Oct 07 00:44 2.8 28 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Fern Acres, Hawaii Oct 06 07:57 2.5 6 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Pahala, Hawaii Oct 05 22:04 2.7 37 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Pahala, Hawaii Oct 05 21:58 2.6 38 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Pahala, Hawaii Oct 05 13:39 2.7 1 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Volcano, Hawaii Oct 03 01:34 3.0 28 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Island Of Hawaii, Hawaii Oct 02 19:55 2.5 15 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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