3.5 Earthquake Hits Kilauea Summit

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A minor earthquake occurred at 3:55:27 PM (HST) on Saturday, May 30, 2009 .
The magnitude 3.5 event occurred 9 km (5 miles) SW of Kilauea Summit.
The hypocentral depth is 26 km (16 miles).


Magnitude 3.5 – duration magnitude (Md)
Time Saturday, May 30, 2009 at 3:55:27 PM (HST)
Sunday, May 31, 2009 at 1:55:27 (UTC)
Distance from Kilauea Summit – 9 km (5 miles) SW (215 degrees)
Volcano – 12 km (8 miles) SW (226 degrees)
Ka`ena Point – 21 km (13 miles) WNW (293 degrees)
Hilo – 48 km (30 miles) SSW (210 degrees)
Coordinates 19 deg. 21.2 min. N (19.353N), 155 deg. 19.4 min. W (155.323W)
Depth 25.5 km (15.8 miles)
Quality Excellent
Location Quality Parameters Nst=053, Nph=053, Dmin=4 km, Rmss=0.13 sec, Erho=0.6 km, Erzz=0.8 km, Gp=46.8 degrees
Event ID# hv00034187

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