Strong mag. 5.4 earthquake - 18 mi south of Hawaiian Paradise Park, Hawaii County, USA, on Friday, May 4, 2018 at 21:32 GMT

This quake was likely a foreshock of the 6.3 quake 4.4 mi southwest of Mountain View, Hawaii County, USA, May 4, 2018 22:32 GMT, which followed after 1 hour and 0 minutes.
Strong mag. 5.4 earthquake - 18 mi south of Hawaiian Paradise Park, Hawaii County, USA, on Friday, May 4, 2018 at 21:32 GMT Strong mag. 5.4 earthquake - 18 mi south of Hawaiian Paradise Park, Hawaii County, USA, on Friday, May 4, 2018 at 21:32 GMT

Strong magnitude 5.4 earthquake at 7 km depth

1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.

Earthquake details

Date & timeMay 4, 2018 21:32:44 UTC
Local time at epicenter
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude5.4
Depth6.9 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude19.3418°N / 155.032°W (Hawaii, Hawaii, United States)
Antipode19.342°S / 24.968°E
Shaking intensityModerate shaking
Felt41 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanoKilauea (29 km / 18 mi)
Nearby towns and cities18 km (11 mi) SE of Fern Forest (pop: 931) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
22 km (14 mi) SW of Nanawale Estates (pop: 1,430) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
24 km (15 mi) ESE of Volcano Village (pop: 2,580) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
25 km (16 mi) SSE of Mountain View (pop: 3,920) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
29 km (18 mi) SSW of Hawaiian Paradise Park (Hawaii County) (pop: 11,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
44 km (27 mi) S of Hilo (pop: 43,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
49 km (31 mi) ENE of Pāhala (pop: 1,360) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
55 km (34 mi) S of Pepeekeo (pop: 1,790) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
83 km (51 mi) ENE of Hawaiian Ocean View (pop: 4,440) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
367 km (228 mi) SE of Honolulu (pop: 371,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Estimated seismic energy released7.9 x 1012 joules (2.21 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1898 tons of TNT or 0.1 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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Mag.DepthLocationSource
5.46.9 km- 18km SW of Leilani Estates, HawaiiUSGS
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Honomu / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Honomu HI / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : cars shaking side to side  
Captain Cook / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Keauhou Bay / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
104.2 km WNW of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Kamuela (99.3 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Windows and glassware rattled  
Oceanview / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
kamuela hi / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
90.3 km W of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
15-2963 Nanawale Homestead Rd Pahoa HI / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Kawaihae / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Starbucks, Kailua-Kona, HI / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Felt the compression waves move the floor and cause me to sway a little~ Super exciting!  
Hawaiian Paradise Park (10th & Paradise) (27.9 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Shook harder and longer than the one yesterday (May 3rd) morning.  
Pta / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
26.3 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
22.5 km N of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Kona, hawaii (104.7 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
Keaau, HI 96749 / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Makawao / Weak shaking (MMI III) : I live on Maui on Piiholo Rd above Makawao and my house was lightly shaking !!  
41.6 km N of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
96749 Bottom of Kaloli Point / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Entire house rocked, lights swung, unstable walking  
1880 Piiholo Rd Makawao (Olinda) Maui 96768 (210.4 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : mild rattle for about 15 seconds. Whole house shook.  
HAWAIIAN PARADISE PARK / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : HPP walls were shaking and sounded like a big truck rumbling  
mile marker 94 / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Captain Cook (89.3 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Live in South Kona. Shook all window and doors - felt like it rolled through from one end of property to the other.  
Hawaiian paradise park (30.7 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : In garage felt every strong rolling. Wife in house said refridgerator moved and pans really shook (reported through our app)  
Honomalino, Captain Cook, Hi / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Our house was shaking and objects inside were also shaking, nothing broke. Felt effects for less than a minute.  
81.8 km WSW of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
Kealakekua / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Lako Street, Holualoa, HI / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Sitting on the patio, it started to subtly shake  
130.7 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I timed the shaking to last 15 seconds. Our dog raised it's head in concern, but that was the extent of it.  
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