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Small magnitude 3.5 quake hits 28 miles southwest of Hilo, Hawaii, United States in the morning / VolcanoDiscovery

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Thu, 18 Mar 2021, 18:45


3.5 quake 18 Mar 8:23 am (GMT -10)

Just 21 minutes ago, a 3.5-magnitude earthquake struck near Hilo, Hawaii County, Hawaii, USA. The tremor was recorded in the morning on Thursday 18 March 2021 at 8:23 am local time, at a shallow depth of 6.2 miles below the surface.
The event was filed by the United States Geological Survey, the first seismological agency to report it.
A second report was later issued by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), which listed it as a magnitude 3.5 earthquake as well.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Volcano Village (pop. 2,600) located 14 miles from the epicenter, Pāhala (pop. 1,400) 20 miles away, Mountain View (pop. 3,900) 22 miles away, Kea‘au (pop. 2,300) 28 miles away, Honaunau-Napoopoo (pop. 2,600) 28 miles away, Orchidlands Estates (pop. 2,800) 28 miles away, Hilo (pop. 43,300) 28 miles away, and Ainaloa (pop. 3,000) 29 miles away.

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Earthquake data:

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Date & time: 18 Mar 2021 8:23 am (GMT -10) local time (18 Mar 2021 18:23 GMT)
Magnitude: 3.5
Depth: 2.4 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 19.49°N / 155.43°W (Hawaii County, Hawaii, United States)
Primary data source: USGS

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