Very strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 59 mi northwest of Hilo, Hawaii County, USA, on Saturday, March 20, 1926 at 09:03 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 0 km depth
Depth: 0.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 20.5°N / 155.5°W↗ (North Pacific Ocean, Hawaii, United States)
Antipode: 20.5°S / 24.5°E↗
Nearest volcano: Kohala (52 km / 32 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
43 km (27 mi) N of Kukuihaele (pop: 336) --> See nearby quakes!
43 km (27 mi) NE of Kapaau (pop: 1,730) --> See nearby quakes!
47 km (29 mi) N of Honokaa (pop: 2,260) --> See nearby quakes!
56 km (35 mi) NNE of Waimea (Hawaii County) (pop: 9,210) --> See nearby quakes!
69 km (43 mi) NNE of Waikoloa (pop: 4,810) --> See nearby quakes!
96 km (59 mi) NNW of Hilo (pop: 43,300) --> See nearby quakes!
96 km (60 mi) ESE of Haiku-Pauwela (pop: 8,120) --> See nearby quakes!
99 km (62 mi) NNE of Kalaoa (Hawaii County) (pop: 9,640) --> See nearby quakes!
247 km (153 mi) ESE of East Honolulu (pop: 49,900) --> See nearby quakes!
261 km (162 mi) ESE of Honolulu (pop: 371,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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