3.8 Earthquake Shakes Na‘alehu, Hawai‘i

August 29, 2017, 5:19 PM HST · Updated August 29, 5:25 PM
Wendy Osher · 0 Comments

There was no tsunami generated from a preliminary magnitude 3.8 earthquake reported at 3:52 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017 ENE of Hawaiian Ocean View on the Big Island of Hawai‘i.

Hawai‘i Island earthquake, 8.29.17. Background image courtesy USGS. Maui Now graphics.

The USGS reports that the quake occurred at a depth of 11.8 km (7.3 miles) and was located: 6 miles NE of Hawaiian Ocean View Estates, Hawaiʻi; 36 miles SSE of Kailua-Kona, Hawaiʻi; 53 miles WSW of Hawaiian Paradise Park, Hawaiʻi; 55 miles SW of Hilo, Hawaiʻi; and 202 miles SE of Honolulu, Oʻahu.


According to the USGS Did You Feel It website, the majority of people who reported feeling the quake were in Naʻalehu, with 36 felt reports made from the area in the first hour of the quake.  Light to moderate shaking was reported from various communities on Hawaiʻi Island.


*Below is the Felt Report from the first hour of the quake, as compiled by the USGS.

Naalehu, HI 96772
United States of America
III3616 km19.081°N155.686°W
Pahala, HI 96777
United States of America
III125 km19.305°N155.537°W
Kailua Kona, HI 96740
United States of America
IV266 km19.741°N155.898°W
Hilo, HI 96720
United States of America
III169 km19.670°N155.307°W
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