6/28/2018 — Hawaii 5.0 — Earthquake strikes the Big Island of Hawaii (M5.2 revised up)

A 5.0 in Hawaii, and we’re not talking the famous police TV show, nor are we talking surfing terms…

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A large, and rare magnitude 5.0 earthquake has struck the big island of Hawaii near the flanks of Kilauea Volcano. (now revised up to M5.2)

hawaii 5.2 earthquake

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Seen in a screenshot from Google Earth, the earthquake epicenter is on the Southeast portion of Kilauea volcano.

Kilauea recently underwent a lava lake rise, and subsequent draining event over the past 2 months, accompanied by a flurry of smaller earthquakes, now we see a larger event strike near the same location.

kilauea volcano june 28 2015

The webcams for Kilauea can be viewed here:

http://hvo.wr.usgs.gov/cams/
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Magnitude/uncertainty 5.0 ml± 0.3
Location/uncertainty 19.312°N 155.214°W± 0.5 km
Depth/uncertainty 0.1 km± 0.2
Origin Time 2015-06-28 08:10:09.510 UTC
Number of Stations 61
Number of Phases 99
Minimum Distance 3.59 km (0.03°)
Travel Time Residual 0.37 sec
Azimuthal Gap 125°
FE Region Island of Hawaii, Hawaii (613)

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