Hawaii Earthquake: Oahu Hit by 3.6 Tremor

By on Feb 25, 2011 in Current Events, Natural Disasters, Science, United States, World Comments

Oahu Hawaii was hit by a 3.6 earthquake at around 2 p.m. Thursday, February 24, 2011 as reported by United States Geological Survey (USGS).

The earthquake’s epicenter is in the Kaiwi Channel and was felt in Oahu, Molokai and across Honolulu. The tremor has not caused major damages.

According to Hawaii 24/7, there is no danger of a tsunami.

Magnitude
3.6
Date-Time
Friday, February 25, 2011 at 00:12:33 UTC
Thursday, February 24, 2011 at 02:12:33 PM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
21.180°N, 157.550°W
Depth
19 km (11.8 miles) set by location program
Region
OAHU REGION, HAWAII
Distances
35 km (22 miles) ESE of HONOLULU, Hawaii
37 km (23 miles) SE of Kane`ohe, O`ahu, Hawaii
55 km (34 miles) W of Kaunakakai, Moloka`i, Hawaii
61 km (38 miles) SE of Wahiawa, O`ahu, Hawaii
TSUNAMI SEISMIC INFORMATION STATEMENT NUMBER 2
NWS PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER EWA BEACH HI
308 PM HST THU FEB 24 2011
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 – 0213 PM HST 24 FEB 2011
COORDINATES – 21.2 NORTH 157.6 WEST
DEPTH – 19.0 KM
LOCATION – IN THE KAIWI CHANNEL BETWEEN OAHU AND MOLOKAI
MAGNITUDE – 3.6
EVALUATION
THIS MESSAGE CONTAINS A REVISED LOCATION OF THE EPICENTER. NO TSUNAMI IS EXPECTED. REPEAT. NO TSUNAMI IS EXPECTED.
THIS WILL BE THE ONLY STATEMENT ISSUED FOR UNLESS ADDITIONAL DATA ARE RECEIVED.



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