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Small 3.3 quake hits near Hilo, Hawaii
Thu, 29 Oct 2020, 11:3111:31 AM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
A very shallow magnitude 3.3 earthquake was reported early morning near the town of Volcano, Hawaii. According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the quake hit on Thursday 29 October 2020 at 1.04 am local time at a very shallow depth of miles. Shallow earthquakes are felt more strongly than deeper ones as they are closer to the surface. The magnitude, exact epicenter location and depth of the quake are likely to be revised within the next few hours as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
3.3 quake: 2 Km SSW of Volcano, Hawaii, USA, 29 Oct 2020 11:04
A second report was later issued by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) agency, which listed it as a magnitude 2.8 earthquake.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake was probably felt by many people in the area of the epicenter. It should not have caused significant damage, other than objects falling from shelves, broken windows etc.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt, based on preliminary calculations, include Volcano (pop. 2,600) at a distance of 2 miles with light shaking, Fern Forest (pop. 900) at a distance of 8 miles with weak shaking, and Hilo (pop. 43,300) at a distance of 24 miles with very weak shaking. In Kailua-Kona (pop. 12,000, 51 miles away), the quake was probably not felt.
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Date & time: Thu, 29 Oct 11:04 UTC
Depth: 0.5 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 19.422°N / 155.24783°W
Primary data source: USGS