A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was reported 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Volcano in Hawaii on Wednesday. The temblor was picked up at 19:02:37 / 7:02 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of -1.13 km (-1 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 17/05/18 / 2018-05-17 05:02:37 / May 17, 2018 @ 5:02 am UTC/GMT. Event id: hv70164557. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: hv70164557. Exact location of event, longitude -155.3000031 West, latitude 19.3861675 North, depth = -1.13 km.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hōlualoa, Hilo, Hawaiian Paradise Park (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 44 km (27 miles) from Hilo (c. 43 300 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Hawaiian Paradise Park (c. 11 400 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Hawaiian Paradise Park (c. 11 400 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Hōlualoa (c. 8 500 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-eight, in the last 10 days one hundred and fifty, in the past 30 days two hundred and eighty-six and in the last 365 days three hundred and fourty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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