4.0 Earthquake Rocks Kalapana in Early Morning Hours

A light earthquake occurred at 2:55:09 AM (HST) on Saturday, January 17, 2009 .
The magnitude 4.0 event occurred 8 km (5 miles) SSW of Kalapana.
The hypocentral depth is 38 km (24 miles).

Magnitude 4.0 – duration magnitude (Md)
Time Saturday, January 17, 2009 at 2:55:09 AM (HST)
Saturday, January 17, 2009 at 12:55:09 (UTC)
Distance from Kalapana – 8 km (5 miles) SSW (201 degrees)
Ka`ena Point – 14 km (9 miles) E (83 degrees)
Pu`u `O`o Crater – 16 km (10 miles) SE (136 degrees)
Hilo – 50 km (31 miles) S (170 degrees)
Coordinates 19 deg. 17.4 min. N (19.291N), 155 deg. 0.3 min. W (155.005W)
Depth 38.2 km (23.7 miles)

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