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Very strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - 54 mi north of Hilo, Hawaii County, USA, on Sunday, March 20, 1927 at 15:21 GMT

Very strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - 54 mi north of Hilo, Hawaii County, USA, on Sunday, March 20, 1927 at 15:21 GMT Very strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - 54 mi north of Hilo, Hawaii County, USA, on Sunday, March 20, 1927 at 15:21 GMT

Very strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 0 km depth

Earthquake details

Date & timeMar 20, 1927 15:21:42 UTC
Local time at epicenter
Depth0.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude20.5°N / 155.25°W (North Pacific Ocean, Hawaii, United States)
Antipode20.5°S / 24.75°E
Shaking intensityVery strong shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanoKohala (68 km / 42 mi)
Nearby towns and cities52 km (32 mi) NNE of Honokaa (pop: 2,260) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
65 km (40 mi) ENE of Kapaau (pop: 1,730) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
69 km (43 mi) NE of Waimea (Hawaii County) (pop: 9,210) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
76 km (47 mi) NNW of Pepeekeo (pop: 1,790) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
82 km (51 mi) ESE of Hana (pop: 1,240) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
84 km (52 mi) NE of Waikoloa (pop: 4,810) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
87 km (54 mi) N of Hilo (pop: 43,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
128 km (79 mi) ESE of Kīhei (pop: 20,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
135 km (84 mi) ESE of Kahului (pop: 26,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
138 km (86 mi) ESE of Wailuku (pop: 15,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Estimated seismic energy released6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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6.00 kmHawaii region, Hawaii (USA)USGS
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User reports for this quake

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