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3.5 Quake Off Windward Coast of Maui

December 31, 2009, 12:09 PM HST
* Updated December 31, 4:02 PM
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Image Courtesy USGS.

Image Courtesy USGS.

A 3.5 magnitude earthquake was recorded a short while ago off the windward coast of Maui. Civil Defense officials say NO tsunami is expected. Repeat, NO tsunami is expected. The quake occurred at 11:39 a.m. Officials with the US Geological Survey say the quake was situated 13 miles north east of Haiku and 16 miles northeast of Paia. The earthquake was 10 miles below the surface.

(Posted by Wendy Osher; Information Provided by the USGS & State Civil Defense)

Earthquake Details

Magnitude 3.5
Date-Time
Location 21.070°N, 156.186°W
Depth 16.5 km (10.3 miles) (poorly constrained)
Region MAUI REGION, HAWAII
Distances
  • 21 km (13 miles) NE (38°) from Haiku-Pauwela, HI
  • 27 km (16 miles) NE (48°) from Paia, HI
  • 27 km (17 miles) NE (37°) from Haliimaile, HI
  • 36 km (22 miles) NE (54°) from Kahului, HI
  • 172 km (107 miles) E (99°) from Honolulu, HI
Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 13 km (8.1 miles); depth +/- 17.3 km (10.7 miles)
Parameters Nph=039, Dmin=145 km, Rmss=0.14 sec, Gp=328°,
M-type=duration magnitude (Md), Version=0
Source
Event ID hv00036230

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