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Earthquake rocks Hawaii

A minor earthuake has hit Hawaii occurred at 2:12:45 PM (HST) on Thursday, February 24, 2011, with a jolt felt across Honolulu.The temblor was felt and widely reported by individuals on Oahu and on Molokai.

The earthquake was originally reported by the USGS to have an center of the quake south of Lanai but was revised with the epicenter in the Kaiwi Channel between Oahu and Molokai.

The US Geological Survey says the magnitude 3.6 temblor struck at 2:12 pm on Thursday in between the islands of Oahu and Molokai.

There had been no immediate reports of injuries or harm. No tsunami was generated.

The quake that lasted for numerous seconds shook houses and individuals all through Oahu, from high-rise buildings in downtown Honolulu to the tourist district of Waikiki.

More infomation from hawaii247:

Waveform recorded by the US Geological Survey

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 THIS EVENT UNLESS ADDITIONAL DATA ARE RECEIVED.

Source: AP & hawaii247

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