A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) strikes 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Volcano in Hawaii on Wednesday. Unique identifier: hv70165077. Ids that are associated to the event: hv70165077. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -155.2843333 West, latitude 19.4136667 North, depth = -1.08 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of -1.08 km (-1 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/05/18 / 2018-05-17 07:53:33 / May 17, 2018 @ 7:53 am. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:53:33 / 9:53 pm (local time epicenter).
Event epicenter was 41 km (25 miles) from Hilo (c. 43 300 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Hawaiian Paradise Park (c. 11 400 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Hawaiian Paradise Park (c. 11 400 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Hōlualoa (c. 8 500 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hōlualoa, Hilo, Hawaiian Paradise Park.
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty, in the last 10 days one hundred and fourty-nine, in the past 30 days two hundred and eighty-nine and in the last 365 days three hundred and fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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