Small tremor of magnitude 3.1 just reported 10 miles southeast of Volcano Village, Hawaii, United States
Sat, 26 Dec 2020, 19:29 19:29 PM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
An earthquake of magnitude 3.1 occurred in the morning on Saturday 26 December 2020 at 9:09 am local time near Volcano Village, Hawaii County, Hawaii, USA, as reported by the United States Geological Survey (USGS).
3.1 quake 26 Dec 9:09 am (GMT -10)
According to preliminary data, the quake was located at a very shallow depth of 3.2 miles. Shallow earthquakes are felt more strongly than deeper ones as they are closer to the surface. 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.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) which listed the quake at magnitude 3.1 as well.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Fern Forest (pop. 930) located 9 miles from the epicenter, Volcano Village (pop. 2,600) 10 miles away, Eden Roc (pop. 940) 11 miles away, Fern Acres (pop. 1,500) 13 miles away, Mountain View (pop. 3,900) 16 miles away, and Leilani Estates (pop. 1,600) 17 miles away. In Hawaiian Paradise Park (pop. 11,400, 21 miles away), Pāhala (pop. 1,400, 24 miles away), and Hilo (pop. 43,300, 28 miles away), the quake was probably not felt.
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Date & time: Sat, 26 Dec 19:09 UTC
Depth: 6.2 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 19.3315°N / 155.13417°W
Primary data source: USGS