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Very strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - 4.1 mi west of Captain Cook, Hawaii County, USA, on Friday, May 23, 1952 at 22:12 GMT

Very strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - 4.1 mi west of Captain Cook, Hawaii County, USA, on Friday, May 23, 1952 at 22:12 GMT Very strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - 4.1 mi west of Captain Cook, Hawaii County, USA, on Friday, May 23, 1952 at 22:12 GMT

Very strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 10 km depth

Earthquake details

Date & timeMay 23, 1952 22:12:26 UTC
Local time at epicenter
Depth10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude19.483°N / 155.983°W (North Pacific Ocean, Hawaii, United States)
Antipode19.483°S / 24.017°E
Shaking intensityStrong shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanoHualalai (26 km / 16 mi)
Nearby towns and cities7 km (4 mi) WSW of Captain Cook (pop: 3,430) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
18 km (11 mi) S of Kailua-Kona (Hawaii County) (pop: 12,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
27 km (17 mi) S of Kalaoa (Hawaii County) (pop: 9,640) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
51 km (32 mi) NNW of Hawaiian Ocean View (pop: 4,440) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
55 km (34 mi) SSW of Waikoloa (pop: 4,810) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
68 km (42 mi) SSW of Waimea (Hawaii County) (pop: 9,210) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
79 km (49 mi) W of Volcano Village (pop: 2,580) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
92 km (57 mi) W of Mountainview (pop: 3,920) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
97 km (61 mi) WSW of Hilo (pop: 43,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
165 km (102 mi) SSE of Kahului (pop: 26,300) | 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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6.010 kmHawaii region, Hawaii (USA)USGS
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