Major magnitude 6.5 earthquake - 17 mi south of Hawaiian Paradise Park, Hawaii County, USA, on Tuesday, March 30, 1954 at 18:41 (GMT)
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Major magnitude 6.5 earthquake at 9 km depth
Depth: 9.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 19.353°N / 155.02°W↗ (Hawaii, Hawaii, United States)
Antipode: 19.353°S / 24.98°E↗
Nearest volcano: Kilauea (29 km / 18 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
17 km (11 mi) SE of Fern Forest (pop: 931) --> See nearby quakes!
20 km (13 mi) SSW of Nanawale Estates (pop: 1,430) --> See nearby quakes!
24 km (15 mi) SSE of Mountain View (pop: 3,920) --> See nearby quakes!
25 km (15 mi) ESE of Volcano Village (pop: 2,580) --> See nearby quakes!
27 km (17 mi) S of Hawaiian Paradise Park (Hawaii County) (pop: 11,400) --> See nearby quakes!
43 km (26 mi) S of Hilo (pop: 43,300) --> See nearby quakes!
54 km (34 mi) S of Pepeekeo (pop: 1,790) --> See nearby quakes!
84 km (52 mi) ENE of Hawaiian Ocean View (pop: 4,440) --> See nearby quakes!
354 km (220 mi) SE of East Honolulu (pop: 49,900) --> See nearby quakes!
367 km (228 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||9 km||Hawaii region, Hawaii (USA)||USGS|
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quake)
- 03 Jul 1954 21:52 UTC| M 5.4 |12 km (7.5 mi) depth|20 km (12 mi) distance| USGS | Details