A minor earthquake magnitude 3.46 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 34 kilometers (21 miles) from Kailua-Kona in Hawaii. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10.99 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 22:55:02 / 10:55 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 10.99 km, -156.3071594° West, 19.5289993° North. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 07/05/20 / 2020-05-07 08:55:02 / May 7, 2020 @ 8:55 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: hv71502357. Id of event: hv71502357.
Event epicenter was 35 km (22 miles) from Kailua (c. 12 000 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Kalaoa (c. 9 600 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Hōlualoa (c. 8 500 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Waikoloa Village (c. 6 400 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Waikoloa Village, Kalaoa, Hōlualoa (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days eighty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. 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: 34 km WSW of Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.
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