Major magnitude 6.7 earthquake - 31 mi southwest of Hilo, Hawaii County, USA, on Wednesday, November 16, 1983 at 16:13 (GMT)

Major magnitude 6.7 earthquake - 31 mi southwest of Hilo, Hawaii County, USA, on Wednesday, November 16, 1983 at 16:13 (GMT)

Major magnitude 6.7 earthquake at 9 km depth

1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Date & time: Nov 16, 1983 16:13:00 UTC
Magnitude: 6.7
Depth: 8.7 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 19.42633°N / 155.4495°W (Hawaii, Hawaii, United States)
Antipode: 19.426°S / 24.551°E
Nearest volcano: Kilauea (17 km / 11 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
23 km (14 mi) W of Volcano Village (pop: 2,580) --> See nearby quakes!
25 km (16 mi) N of Pāhala (pop: 1,360) --> See nearby quakes!
39 km (24 mi) WSW of Mountain View (pop: 3,920) --> See nearby quakes!
44 km (27 mi) E of Honaunau-Napoopoo (pop: 2,570) --> See nearby quakes!
51 km (31 mi) SW of Hilo (pop: 43,300) --> See nearby quakes!
53 km (33 mi) WSW of Hawaiian Paradise Park (Hawaii County) (pop: 11,400) --> See nearby quakes!
62 km (39 mi) ESE of Kailua-Kona (Hawaii County) (pop: 12,000) --> See nearby quakes!
65 km (40 mi) ESE of Kalaoa (Hawaii County) (pop: 9,640) --> See nearby quakes!
314 km (195 mi) SE of East Honolulu (pop: 49,900) --> See nearby quakes!
327 km (203 mi) SE of Honolulu (pop: 371,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 7.1 x 1014 joules (197 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1.7 x 105 tons of TNT or 10.6 atomic bombs!) More info
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6.78.7 kmHawaii region, Hawaii (USA)USGS
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2343 quakes)

  • 14 May 1984 13:49 UTC
    | M 2.6 |
    8.8 km (5.5 mi) depth
    |
    11 km (7 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 14 May 1984 11:49 UTC
    | M 2.3 |
    7.4 km (4.6 mi) depth
    |
    28 km (18 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 14 May 1984 11:17 UTC
    | M 2.3 |
    8.7 km (5.4 mi) depth
    |
    11 km (7 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 13 May 1984 14:49 UTC
    | M 1.9 |
    7.8 km (4.8 mi) depth
    |
    27 km (16 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 13 May 1984 11:05 UTC
    | M 1.8 |
    9.8 km (6.1 mi) depth
    |
    12 km (8 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 13 May 1984 02:24 UTC
    | M 1.7 |
    6.4 km (4 mi) depth
    |
    27 km (17 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 12 May 1984 17:58 UTC
    | M 2.1 |
    5.6 km (3.5 mi) depth
    |
    44 km (27 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 12 May 1984 07:47 UTC
    | M 2.5 |
    6.4 km (4 mi) depth
    |
    35 km (22 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 12 May 1984 05:00 UTC
    | M 1.4 |
    4.7 km (2.9 mi) depth
    |
    28 km (18 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 12 May 1984 04:35 UTC
    | M 1.7 |
    4.8 km (3 mi) depth
    |
    31 km (19 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 11 May 1984 18:11 UTC
    | M 2.3 |
    9.6 km (6 mi) depth
    |
    11 km (7 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 11 May 1984 16:17 UTC
    | M 1.8 |
    3.5 km (2.2 mi) depth
    |
    10 km (6 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 11 May 1984 15:36 UTC
    | M 1.4 |
    6.2 km (3.9 mi) depth
    |
    30 km (18 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 11 May 1984 10:41 UTC
    | M 1.8 |
    7.7 km (4.8 mi) depth
    |
    4 km (2 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 11 May 1984 10:06 UTC
    | M 1.6 |
    8 km (5 mi) depth
    |
    25 km (15 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 11 May 1984 04:50 UTC
    | M 2.5 |
    8.1 km (5 mi) depth
    |
    7 km (4 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
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