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4.8 magnitude quake near Loihi Seamount southeast of Pahala

A light earthquake occurred at 11:13:50 PM (HST) on Thursday, October 22, 2009 .
The magnitude 4.8 event occurred 6 km (4 miles) SE of Lo`ihi Seamount.
The hypocentral depth is 32 km (20 miles).

Hawaii County Civil Defense said no damage has been reported from this event.

Magnitude
4.8
Date-Time
Friday, October 23, 2009 at 09:13:50 UTC
Thursday, October 22, 2009 at 11:13:50 PM at epicenter
Location
18.878°N, 155.213°W
Depth
31.7 km (19.7 miles)
Region
HAWAII REGION, HAWAII
Distances
45 km (28 miles) ESE (118°) from Naalehu, HI
46 km (28 miles) SE (142°) from Pahala, HI
64 km (40 miles) ESE (114°) from Hawaiian Ocean View, HI
81 km (50 miles) SSW (203°) from Hawaiian Beaches, HI
93 km (58 miles) S (188°) from Hilo, HI
384 km (239 miles) SE (134°) from Honolulu, HI

More info here: tux.wr.usgs.gov/Quakes/hv00035…

2 Responses to “4.8 magnitude quake near Loihi Seamount southeast of Pahala”

  1. Evalina says:

    We felt the earthquake in downtown Hilo. It set the dogs off howling.

  2. Andrea Dean says:

    Yes! Felt it all the way out in Hawi. It was pretty strong, I thought for sure it was going to be centered closer to here! I was surprised that it was at Lo’ihi!

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