A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.96 (ml/mb) was reported 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Pahala in Hawaii on Monday. Exact location of event, depth 31.07 km, -155.4053345° West, 19.2313328° North. The 2.96-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 13:49:49 / 1:49 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: hv71518407. Ids that are associated to the event: hv71518407. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/05/20 / 2020-05-18 23:49:49 / May 18, 2020 @ 11:49 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 31.07 km (19 miles).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 65 km (40 miles) from Hilo (c. 43 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Kailua (c. 12 000 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Hawaiian Paradise Park (c. 11 400 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Hawaiian Paradise Park (c. 11 400 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Hōlualoa (c. 8 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kailua, Hōlualoa, Hilo (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days thirty, in the past 30 days thirty-seven and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 8 km ENE of Pahala, Hawaii.
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