4.7 Earthquake Strikes Hawaii… No Tsunami Reported Yet

Magnitude 4.7 (Preliminary magnitude — update expected within 15 minutes)
Date-Time
  • Wednesday, November 24, 2010 at 04:34:12 UTC
  • Tuesday, November 23, 2010 at 06:34:12 PM at epicenter
Location 20.590°N, 156.550°W
Depth 15.3 km (9.5 miles) set by location program
Region MAUI REGION, HAWAII
Distances
  • 16 km (10 miles) SW (226°) from Wailea-Makena, HI
  • 21 km (13 miles) SSW (207°) from Kihei, HI
  • 25 km (16 miles) SSW (194°) from Maalaea, HI
  • 34 km (21 miles) SSW (195°) from Kahului, HI
  • 155 km (96 miles) ESE (121°) from Honolulu, HI

More Here: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsus/Quakes/pt10328000.php

*Update:

TSUNAMI SEISMIC INFORMATION STATEMENT NUMBER   1
NWS PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER EWA BEACH HI
641 PM HST TUE NOV 23 2010

TO - CIVIL DEFENSE IN THE STATE OF HAWAII

SUBJECT - LOCAL TSUNAMI INFORMATION

THIS STATEMENT IS FOR INFORMATION ONLY. NO ACTION REQUIRED.

AN EARTHQUAKE HAS OCCURRED WITH THESE PRELIMINARY PARAMETERS

   ORIGIN TIME - 0634 PM HST 23 NOV 2010
   COORDINATES - 20.6 NORTH  156.6 WEST
   LOCATION    - AT THE ISLAND OF KAHOOLAWE
   MAGNITUDE   - 4.6

EVALUATION

 NO TSUNAMI IS EXPECTED. REPEAT. NO TSUNAMI IS EXPECTED.
 HOWEVER...SOME AREAS MAY HAVE EXPERIENCED SHAKING.

THIS WILL BE THE ONLY STATEMENT ISSUED FOR THIS EVENT UNLESS
ADDITIONAL DATA ARE RECEIVED.

One Response

  1. I felt the earthquake. We were driving on Oahu that day and I felt the car shaking. I asked my Auntie if she felt it. At the time we were driving back from a church camp when she made a comment about God that would have been rendered displeasing to hear. And then the car shook. God has his hand on us all the time!

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