Thursday, February 24, 2011

Earthquake Hits Honolulu (Hawaii)

The U.S. Geological Survey says the magnitude 3.6 temblor struck at 2:12 p.m. on Thursday in between the islands of Oahu and Molokai.
There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage. No tsunami was generated.
The quake that lasted for several seconds shook homes and people throughout Oahu, from high-rise buildings in downtown Honolulu to the tourist district of Waikiki.
Katrina Woodcock felt the shaking while sitting at her desk on the 7th floor of a downtown office building. The shaking lasted for about five seconds or so, and only one other person in her office felt the earthquake, she said.

The Honolulu Star Advertiser is reporting the initial reporting discrepancy may be due to the scarcity of seismic recording instruments on Oahu. The cause of the quake may have been set off by the ocean floor flexing under the island's weight.

So far, no reports of damage or injuries have been reported and no tsunami warning was issued.

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
21.180°N, 157.550°W
19 km (11.8 miles) set by location program
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
A minor earthquake occurred at 2:12:45 PM (HST) on Thursday, February 24, 2011. The temblor was felt and widely reported by people on Oahu and on Molokai.

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