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Minor earthquake: M3.11 quake has struck near Volcano in Hawaii

Earthquake location 19.3393326S, -155.1329956WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.11 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Volcano in Hawaii. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 05/05/20 / 2020-05-05 00:46:32 / May 5, 2020 @ 12:46 am. All ids that are associated to the event: hv71499347. Unique identifier: hv71499347. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 2.96 km (2 miles). Exact location of event, depth 2.96 km, -155.1329956° West, 19.3393326° North. The 3.11-magnitude earthquake was detected at 14:46:32 / 2:46 pm (local time epicenter).

Event epicenter was 44 km (27 miles) from Hilo (c. 43 300 pop), 25 km (15 miles) from Hawaiian Paradise Park (c. 11 400 pop), 33 km (20 miles) from Hawaiian Paradise Park (c. 11 400 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hilo, Hawaiian Paradise Park, Hawaiian Paradise Park.

Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirteen 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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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 14 km SE of Volcano, Hawaii.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.11 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -155.1329956° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.3393326° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 2.96 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 14km SE 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 2020-05-05 00:46:32 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-05-05 00:52:06 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 149 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 51 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.04585 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.21 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 116 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type ml The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID hv71499347 Id of event.
Event Code 71499347 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,hv71499347, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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