Earthquake below Volcano NP coastal stretch on the Island of Hawaii, Hawaii - March 13, 2019

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Update 10:40 UTC:  Shaking map with possible related damage from the natural disaster specialists at CATnews (Risklayer - CEDIM), Karlsruhe, Germany. Map generated by Andreas Schäfer.

Update 10:38 UTC:  Shaking impact on nearby cities and villages and on the population in MMI (Modified Mercalli scaled). 

Update 10:28 UTC:  The depth was 6,3 km

Hawaiian Paradise Park, Hawaii, United States 38.6 km (24 mi) NEPopulation: 11404
Hilo, Hawaii, United States46.8 km (29.1 mi) NNEPopulation: 43263
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, United States 90.8 km (56.4 mi) WNWPopulation: 11975

Update 10:24 UTC:  Shakemap

Update 10:08 UTC:  Based on the present earthquake parameters (Magnitude, Depth, Population, etc) and our experience with earthquake damage impact, does not expect any serious damage from this earthquake

Most important Earthquake Data:

Magnitude : 4.9

Local Time (conversion only below land) : Unknown

GMT/UTC Time : 2019-03-13 10:55:13

Depth (Hypocenter) : 20 km

Depth and Magnitude updates in the list below.

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SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
GEOFON Hawaii Mar 13 10:55 4.9 15 MAP
USGS Volcano, Hawaii Mar 13 10:55 5.5 6 MAP
EMSC Island Of Hawaii, Hawaii Mar 13 10:55 4.9 20 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Kailua Kona hawaii - At first it started off as a pretty weak earthquake, then suddenly it became very strong in a matter of seconds after the weak one ended
  • Kailua-kona - About 4 seconds, significant shaking awoke household of earthquake accustomed people . About 12:50 am local time.
  • HOVE - Shook whole house, rattled Windows and glasses, shook hanging lamp, shook my bed pretty strong. Lasted about 12 seconds. No damage.
  • Hilo - Light shaking
  • Captain cook - Moderate shaking
  • Hilo - Woke me up
  • Mountain virw - 4 seconds. Upthrust not rolling
  • Kailu Kona - Was standing in kitchen, cement floor, heard the ceiling rattling. Water in a pan in the sink was moving. Lasted maybe 2 or 3 seconds. dont know of damage, if any, because it just happened and it's the middle of the night.
  • Honokaa - Shook for almost about a minute. Scary especially when youre 8 months pregnant and kids already in bed.
  • Ninole, Hawaii - Windows rattling , rumbling
  • Orchidlands - 1-5 seconds, woke up during
  • Kailua kona - 12:57 am experienced a simulator long rolling earthquake. Approximately three to four seconds in duration. No damage or noise.
  • Captain Cook ,Hawaii - Was in the bed about an hour when the shaking occurred on the left size of the house. My picture fell off the bathroom wall and broke.
  • Volcano - Woke everyone up, major shaking, windows, walls rattling
  • Pauka'a - Woke us up with moderate shaking of house; first quake lasted about 4-5 sec, followed quickly by weaker & shorter aftershock. No obvious damage.
  • Kona - 5 damage seen
  • Captain Cook - <20 seconds
  • Waikoloa - Sitting in chair outside, felt like someone was pushing my chair back and forth.
  • Hawaii Island - I was jolted awake by a strong shaking in the condo complex where I live. No one seemed alarmed and no damage reported so far.
  • Pahoa - It shook me awake. Windows rattled, lamps shook I could hear the ice in the fridge move. All the neighborhood dogs began barking.
  • Captain Cook - The was a big jolt and then house kept shaking hard for 15-20 secs.
  • Mt view - Strong shaking like riding in a pickup on a very rough road..
  • Waikoloa - Was woken up by bed shaking
  • Holualoa - Woke us up we're accustomed to earthquakes, it wasn't bad just shook for about 20-25 seconds total. No damage at all.
  • Hawaiian Acres - Felt two good shakes, went back to sleep.
  • Kona Hawai'i - Woken up at about 0115 on March 13. Felt as if a truck had crashed into the house without barkes. Shaking continued. I left the bedroom and went to the living room and all 3 chandeliers were rocking. Large chandeliers moving a foot in either direction.
  • Keaau - The house shook back and forth, lasted about 5 seconds. No noted damage
  • Kona - I was sleeping and woke up to the shaking. It lasted several seconds. I was scared, because I am staying on the 8th floor in Waikoloa. I tried to think what I should do, and then it stopped.
  • Captain Cook - Was awake in bed and the house started swaying and shaking...8 to 10 seconds. Definitely took notice, but no damage
  • Mt view - We were in bed and it shook for what seemed a long time. Scary. I hope we don't lose chunk of our island.

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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) ?
    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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