Strong mag. 5.3 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 10.3 mi east of Pāhala, Hawaii County, USA, on Saturday, 5 May 2018 at 00:37 (GMT)

This quake was likely an aftershock of the 6.3 quake Hawaii 4 May 2018 22:32 GMT, which had occurred 2 hours and 4 minutes earlier.
Strong mag. 5.3 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 10.3 mi east of Pāhala, Hawaii County, USA, on Saturday, 5 May 2018 at 00:37 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 5.3 earthquake at 9 km depth

1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Date & time: 5 May 2018 00:37:10 UTC
Magnitude: 5.3
Depth: 8.9 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 19.2097°N / 155.3212°W (North Pacific Ocean, Hawaii, United States)
Nearest volcano: Kilauea (24 km / 15 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
17 km (10 mi) E of Pāhala (pop: 1,360) --> See nearby quakes!
27 km (17 mi) SSW of Volcano Village (pop: 2,580) --> See nearby quakes!
45 km (28 mi) SSW of Mountain View (pop: 3,920) --> See nearby quakes!
49 km (31 mi) ENE of Hawaiian Ocean View (pop: 4,440) --> See nearby quakes!
56 km (35 mi) SW of Hawaiian Paradise Park (Hawaii County) (pop: 11,400) --> See nearby quakes!
63 km (39 mi) SSW of Hilo (pop: 43,300) --> See nearby quakes!
86 km (53 mi) ESE of Kailua Kona (Hawaii County) (pop: 12,000) --> See nearby quakes!
90 km (56 mi) SE of Kalaoa (Hawaii County) (pop: 9,640) --> See nearby quakes!
341 km (212 mi) SE of East Honolulu (pop: 49,900) --> See nearby quakes!
353 km (219 mi) SE of Honolulu (pop: 371,700) --> See nearby quakes!
52 km (32 mi) SE of of Hawai‘i Island (pop: 185,100) --> See nearby quakes!
371 km (230 mi) SE of O‘ahu Island (pop: 976,400) --> See nearby quakes!
200 km (124 mi) SSE of Maui Island (pop: 154,800) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 5.6 x 1012 joules (1.56 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1344 tons of TNT) More info
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5.38.9 km- 16km E of Pahala, HawaiiUSGS

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77.6 km WNW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
58.8 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
46.7 km WSW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Anahola, HI / Light shaking (MMI IV) : My neighbor is remodeling and they pushed over a glass block wall about then, but pretty sure I would not have felt that over here. And it did feel/sound like a heavy object falling right near my home and shaking the ground. now pretty sure it wasn't the remodeling! And I've felt 2 or 3 other lighter, but similar rumblings in the house the past 2 days.  
86.9 km N of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Ocean View, Hi (48.3 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Windows on the church shook and rattled~ (reported through our app)  
Captain Cook (United States, 48 km SW of epicenter) : Light shaking, but notixable in ocean view (reported through EMSC)  
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