A minor earthquake magnitude 2.87 (ml/mb) strikes 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Honoka’a in Hawaii on Wednesday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 1.28 km (1 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: hv61872356. Id of event: hv61872356. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/08/17 / 2017-08-16 15:24:03 / August 16, 2017 @ 3:24 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -155.3368378 West, latitude 20.1113338 North, depth = 1.28 km. The temblor was picked up at 05:24:03 / 5:24 am (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hawaiian Paradise Park, Waikoloa Village, Hilo (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 50 km (31 miles) from Hilo (c. 43 300 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Hawaiian Paradise Park (c. 11 400 pop), 36 km (23 miles) from Waimea (c. 9 200 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Waikoloa Village (c. 6 400 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days eighty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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