Small tremor of magnitude 3.0 just reported 5 miles southeast of Volcano Village, Hawaii, United States
Fri, 4 Dec 2020, 20:3420:34 PM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
An earthquake of magnitude 3.0 occurred only 6 minutes ago 5 miles southeast of Volcano Village, Hawaii, United States, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) reported.
3.0 quake 4 Dec 10:14 am (GMT -10)
The quake hit at a very shallow depth of 0.9 mile beneath the epicenter near Volcano Village, Hawaii County, Hawaii, USA, in the morning on Friday 4 December 2020 at 10.14 am local time. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
A second report was later issued by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), which listed it as a magnitude 3.0 earthquake as well.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should not have caused any significant damage, but was probably felt by many people as light vibration in the area of the epicenter.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Volcano Village (pop. 2,600) located 5 miles from the epicenter.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Fern Forest (pop. 930) located 8 miles from the epicenter, Eden Roc (pop. 940) 11 miles away, Fern Acres (pop. 1,500) 13 miles away, and Mountain View (pop. 3,900) 14 miles away. In Leilani Estates (pop. 1,600, 20 miles away), Pāhala (pop. 1,400, 21 miles away), Hawaiian Paradise Park (pop. 11,400, 22 miles away), and Hilo (pop. 43,300, 26 miles away), the quake was probably not felt.
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Date & time: Fri, 4 Dec 20:14 UTC
Depth: 1.8 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 19.372°N / 155.20983°W
Primary data source: USGS