Strong mag. 5.0 earthquake - 9.4 mi southeast of Fern Forest, Hawaii County, USA, on Thursday, 3 May 2018 at 20:30 (GMT)

This quake was likely a foreshock of the 6.3 quake 4.4 mi southwest of Mountain View, Hawaii County, USA, 4 May 2018 22:32 GMT, which followed after 1 day 2 hours.
Strong mag. 5.0 earthquake - 9.4 mi southeast of Fern Forest, Hawaii County, USA, on Thursday, 3 May 2018 at 20:30 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 7 km depth

1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Date & time: 3 May 2018 20:30:56 UTC
Magnitude: 5
Depth: 6.9 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 19.3442°N / 155.0702°W (Hawaii, Hawaii, United States)
Nearest volcano: Kilauea (25 km / 16 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
15 km (9 mi) SSE of Fern Forest (pop: 931) --> See nearby quakes!
20 km (13 mi) ESE of Volcano Village (pop: 2,580) --> See nearby quakes!
24 km (15 mi) S of Mountain View (pop: 3,920) --> See nearby quakes!
24 km (15 mi) SW of Nanawale Estates (pop: 1,430) --> See nearby quakes!
30 km (18 mi) SSW of Hawaiian Paradise Park (Hawaii County) (pop: 11,400) --> See nearby quakes!
43 km (27 mi) S of Hilo (pop: 43,300) --> See nearby quakes!
46 km (28 mi) ENE of Pāhala (pop: 1,360) --> See nearby quakes!
98 km (61 mi) SE of Waimea (Hawaii County) (pop: 9,210) --> See nearby quakes!
351 km (218 mi) SE of East Honolulu (pop: 49,900) --> See nearby quakes!
364 km (226 mi) SE of Honolulu (pop: 371,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) More info
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5.06.9 km- 18km S of Fern Acres, HawaiiUSGS

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Keaau Middle / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : It was a terrible experience altogether. There was so much crying and screaming. People were even running out of the classrooms!  
361.1 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
361.1 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Hilo / Light shaking (MMI IV) : The wall moved and my bed rattled  
Honolulu, HI (357.3 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
Ainaloa longhouse / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : moderate shaking, lasting about 15 seconds  
Keaau, Hawaii / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
30.2 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
19.1 km ENE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
HIlo Medical Center / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Ocean View (76.2 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Fern Forest Hawaii (20 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Keaau Hi 96749 (23.2 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Pahoa (30.7 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Lasted about 6 seconds here. According to the pond on my property it seemed to be East/West shaking. (reported through our app)  
Fern Forest Hawaii (23 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
39.7 km N of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Hawaiian Paradise Park, Keaau, HI (27.4 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : The whole house swayed back and forth for a few seconds. One of our dogs crawled under the car.  
69 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Hawaiian Paradise Park (30.8 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Water in fish tank splashing. That was a moderate shake.  
Hawaiian beaches (29.6 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
Waiakea Uka, hilo / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Haven’t felt one like that in a few months.  
Hakalau, HI / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Hawaiian shores / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Kaimu, Hi (10.8 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Everything in house rattled and shaken but nothing broken.  
Keanu HI / Light shaking (MMI IV)
HAWAIIAN PARADISE PARK / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Kohala Coast Mauna Kea / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Was lying awake in bed  
50 E. Puainako Hilo / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Nice jolt. Was sitting on a chair with wheels. The chair moved. Hung on to the desk to stop moving.  
Mountain View / Very strong shaking (MMI VII)
Hilo / Very strong shaking (MMI VII)
Lehualani St road 5 / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Pāhoa (United States, 30 km E of epicenter) : Felt it in Leilani Estates (reported through EMSC)  
Mountain View (United States, 11 km NE of epicenter) : Quick shake. 5 seconds. (reported through EMSC)  
Honokaa (United States, 83 km NW of epicenter) : Felt shaking. (reported through EMSC)  
Keaau (United States, 29 km NE of epicenter) : I didn’t feel it. My wife located a couple blocks away did and called me by phone. I am located on Uhiuhi st and she was at Keaau community center. (reported through EMSC)  
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