A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.97 (ml/mb) was reported 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Volcano in Hawaii on Friday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 20/07/18 / 2018-07-20 15:18:05 / July 20, 2018 @ 3:18 pm. The temblor was picked up at 05:18:05 / 5:18 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: hv70450707. Event ids that are associated: hv70450707. Exact location of event, depth 0.7 km, -155.2855072° West, 19.4183331° North. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 0.7 km (0 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Epicenter of the event was 40 km (25 miles) from Hilo (c. 43 300 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Kailua (c. 12 000 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), 78 km (49 miles) from Waimea (c. 9 200 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Waimea, Kailua, Hōlualoa (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been sixty-seven, in the last 10 days six hundred and eighty-two, in the past 30 days two thousand, four hundred and fourty-seven and in the last 365 days three thousand, seven hundred and ninety-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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