West of Waimea just faced earthquake

Few minutes ago, the USGS reported a magnitude 2.7 earthquake near Waimea, Hawaii County, Hawaii. 

Thursday, July 13, 2023, at 7:56 pm local time, a shallow 9.5-mile earthquake struck. 

Seismologists may adjust the earthquake's magnitude, epicenter, and depth in the next hours or minutes. 

IRIS later reported it as a magnitude 2.7 earthquake. RaspberryShake, a citizen-seismograph network, reported a magnitude 2.7 quake. 

Puako (pop. 770), 6 miles from the epicenter, may have felt weak shaking. Waikoloa, Waimea, Kapaau, Hāwī, Kalaoa, Kailua-Kona, and Holualoa were likely unaffected by the quake. 

This 2.7-magnitude earthquake may have been felt near the epicenter in calm conditions.

MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale user reports measure ground shaking intensity.

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