A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Pahala in Hawaii. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:04:28 / 12:04 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -155.4306641° West, latitude 19.1933327° North, depth = 37.29 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 37.29 km (23 miles). Id of earthquake: hv71287101. Event ids that are associated: hv71287101. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 21/12/19 / 2019-12-21 10:04:28 / December 21, 2019 @ 10:04 am.
Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). The epicenter was 70 km (43 miles) from Hilo (c. 43 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Kailua (c. 12 000 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Hawaiian Paradise Park (c. 11 400 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Hawaiian Paradise Park (c. 11 400 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Hōlualoa (c. 8 500 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kailua, Hōlualoa, Hilo (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days ninety-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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