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Minor earthquake, 2.93 mag strikes near Volcano in Hawaii

Earthquake location 19.4375S, -155.2948303WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.93 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Volcano in Hawaii. Exact location of event, depth 3.68 km, -155.2948303° West, 19.4375° North. The 2.93-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:24:15 / 6:24 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 18/07/18 / 2018-07-18 16:24:15 / July 18, 2018 @ 4:24 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 3.68 km (2 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: hv70441367. Unique identifier: hv70441367.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kalaoa, Waikoloa Village, Kailua (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 39 km (24 miles) from Hilo (c. 43 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Kailua (c. 12 000 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Hawaiian Paradise Park (c. 11 400 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Hawaiian Paradise Park (c. 11 400 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Kalaoa (c. 9 600 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).

Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been seventy-nine, in the last 10 days six hundred and fifty-seven, in the past 30 days two thousand, four hundred and fourty-eight and in the last 365 days three thousand, six hundred and seventy earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 6 km W of Volcano, Hawaii.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.93 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -155.2948303° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.4375° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 3.68 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 6km W of Volcano, Hawaii Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-07-18 16:24:15 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-07-18 16:27:12 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -600 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status automatic Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 132 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network hv The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,hv, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 19 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.0168 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.33 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 169 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type md The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID hv70441367 Id of event.
Event Code 70441367 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,hv70441367, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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