Major magnitude 6.5 earthquake - 1.4 mi west of Pāhala, Hawaii County, USA, on Monday, April 23, 1951 at 00:52 (GMT)
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Major magnitude 6.5 earthquake at 0 km depth
Depth: 0.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 19.2°N / 155.5°W↗ (Hawaii, Hawaii, United States)
Antipode: 19.2°S / 24.5°E↗
Nearest volcano: Kilauea (32 km / 20 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
2 km (1 mi) W of Pāhala (pop: 1,360) --> See nearby quakes!
31 km (20 mi) ENE of Hawaiian Ocean View (pop: 4,440) --> See nearby quakes!
39 km (24 mi) SW of Volcano Village (pop: 2,580) --> See nearby quakes!
48 km (30 mi) SE of Honaunau-Napoopoo (pop: 2,570) --> See nearby quakes!
70 km (44 mi) SW of Hawaiian Paradise Park (Hawaii County) (pop: 11,400) --> See nearby quakes!
72 km (45 mi) SE of Kailua-Kona (Hawaii County) (pop: 12,000) --> See nearby quakes!
73 km (45 mi) SW of Hilo (pop: 43,300) --> See nearby quakes!
78 km (48 mi) SE of Kalaoa (Hawaii County) (pop: 9,640) --> See nearby quakes!
328 km (204 mi) SE of East Honolulu (pop: 49,900) --> See nearby quakes!
340 km (211 mi) SE of Honolulu (pop: 371,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 3.5 x 1014 joules (98.6 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 84802 tons of TNT or 5.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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|6.5||0 km||Hawaii region, Hawaii (USA)||USGS|
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quake)
- 21 Aug 1951 10:56 UTC| M 6.9 |0 km (0 mi) depth|58 km (36 mi) distance| USGS | Major magnitude 6.9 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 3.1 mi west of Captain Cook, Hawaii County, USA, on Tuesday, August 21, 1951 at 10:56 (GMT)