Very strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - 10.4 mi south of Ainaloa, Hawaii County, USA, on Tuesday, March 30, 1954 at 16:40 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 9 km depth
Depth: 9.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 19.38°N / 155.025°W↗ (Hawaii, Hawaii, United States)
Antipode: 19.38°S / 24.975°E↗
Nearest volcano: Kilauea (28 km / 17 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
15 km (9 mi) SE of Eden Roc (pop: 942) --> See nearby quakes!
18 km (11 mi) SW of Nanawale Estates (pop: 1,430) --> See nearby quakes!
23 km (14 mi) ESE of Volcano Village (pop: 2,580) --> See nearby quakes!
24 km (15 mi) SSW of Hawaiian Paradise Park (Hawaii County) (pop: 11,400) --> See nearby quakes!
40 km (25 mi) S of Hilo (pop: 43,300) --> See nearby quakes!
51 km (32 mi) S of Pepeekeo (pop: 1,790) --> See nearby quakes!
85 km (53 mi) ENE of Hawaiian Ocean View (pop: 4,440) --> See nearby quakes!
99 km (61 mi) SE of Waimea (Hawaii County) (pop: 9,210) --> See nearby quakes!
352 km (219 mi) SE of East Honolulu (pop: 49,900) --> See nearby quakes!
365 km (227 mi) SE 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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|6.0||9 km||Hawaii region, Hawaii (USA)||USGS|
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes)
- 03 Jul 1954 21:52 UTC| M 5.4 |12 km (7.5 mi) depth|18 km (11 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 30 Mar 1954 18:41 UTC| M 6.5 |9 km (5.6 mi) depth|3 km (2 mi) distance| USGS | Major magnitude 6.5 earthquake - 17 mi south of Hawaiian Paradise Park, Hawaii County, USA, on Tuesday, March 30, 1954 at 18:41 (GMT)