Very strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 54 mi north of Hilo, Hawaii County, USA, on Sunday, March 20, 1927 at 15:21 (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 / 155.25°W↗ (North Pacific Ocean, Hawaii, United States)
Antipode: 20.5°S / 24.75°E↗
Nearest volcano: Kohala (68 km / 42 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
52 km (32 mi) NNE of Honokaa (pop: 2,260) --> See nearby quakes!
65 km (40 mi) ENE of Kapaau (pop: 1,730) --> See nearby quakes!
69 km (43 mi) NE of Waimea (Hawaii County) (pop: 9,210) --> See nearby quakes!
76 km (47 mi) NNW of Pepeekeo (pop: 1,790) --> See nearby quakes!
84 km (52 mi) NE of Waikoloa (pop: 4,810) --> See nearby quakes!
87 km (54 mi) N of Hilo (pop: 43,300) --> See nearby quakes!
128 km (79 mi) ESE of Kihei (pop: 20,900) --> See nearby quakes!
135 km (84 mi) ESE of Kahului (pop: 26,300) --> See nearby quakes!
271 km (168 mi) ESE of East Honolulu (pop: 49,900) --> See nearby quakes!
285 km (177 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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