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)
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Major magnitude 6.9 earthquake at 0 km depth
Depth: 0.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 19.483°N / 155.967°W↗ (North Pacific Ocean, Hawaii, United States)
Antipode: 19.483°S / 24.033°E↗
Nearest volcano: Hualalai (25 km / 16 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
5 km (3 mi) WSW of Captain Cook (pop: 3,430) --> See nearby quakes!
18 km (11 mi) S of Kailua-Kona (Hawaii County) (pop: 12,000) --> See nearby quakes!
27 km (17 mi) S of Kalaoa (Hawaii County) (pop: 9,640) --> See nearby quakes!
51 km (32 mi) NNW of Hawaiian Ocean View (pop: 4,440) --> See nearby quakes!
54 km (34 mi) SSW of Waikoloa (pop: 4,810) --> See nearby quakes!
68 km (42 mi) SSW of Waimea (Hawaii County) (pop: 9,210) --> See nearby quakes!
90 km (56 mi) W of Mountain View (pop: 3,920) --> See nearby quakes!
96 km (60 mi) WSW of Hilo (pop: 43,300) --> See nearby quakes!
271 km (169 mi) SE of East Honolulu (pop: 49,900) --> See nearby quakes!
283 km (176 mi) SE of Honolulu (pop: 371,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.4 x 1015 joules (392 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 3.4 x 105 tons of TNT or 21.1 atomic bombs!) More info
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