Very strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - 26 mi south of Hilo, Hawaii County, USA, on Monday, June 26, 1989 at 03:27 (GMT)

Very strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - 26 mi south of Hilo, Hawaii County, USA, on Monday, June 26, 1989 at 03:27 (GMT)

Very strong magnitude 6.2 earthquake at 9 km depth

1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Date & time: Jun 26, 1989 03:27:03 UTC
Magnitude: 6.2
Depth: 8.8 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 19.35567°N / 155.08067°W (Hawaii, Hawaii, United States)
Antipode: 19.356°S / 24.919°E
Nearest volcano: Kilauea (22 km / 14 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
14 km (8 mi) SSE of Fern Forest (pop: 931) --> See nearby quakes!
19 km (12 mi) ESE of Volcano Village (pop: 2,580) --> See nearby quakes!
22 km (14 mi) S of Mountain View (pop: 3,920) --> See nearby quakes!
24 km (15 mi) SW of Nanawale Estates (pop: 1,430) --> See nearby quakes!
29 km (18 mi) SSW of Hawaiian Paradise Park (Hawaii County) (pop: 11,400) --> See nearby quakes!
42 km (26 mi) S of Hilo (pop: 43,300) --> See nearby quakes!
45 km (28 mi) ENE of Pāhala (pop: 1,360) --> See nearby quakes!
97 km (60 mi) SE of Waimea (Hawaii County) (pop: 9,210) --> See nearby quakes!
349 km (217 mi) SE of East Honolulu (pop: 49,900) --> See nearby quakes!
362 km (225 mi) SE of Honolulu (pop: 371,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1014 joules (35 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 30089 tons of TNT or 1.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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6.28.8 kmHawaii region, Hawaii (USA)USGS
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (3120 quakes)

  • 23 Dec 1989 03:19 UTC
    | M 2.2 |
    29 km (18 mi) depth
    |
    21 km (13 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 23 Dec 1989 03:02 UTC
    | M 1.9 |
    8 km (5 mi) depth
    |
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 23 Dec 1989 02:02 UTC
    | M 1.6 |
    7 km (4.3 mi) depth
    |
    5 km (3 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 23 Dec 1989 00:30 UTC
    | M 2.2 |
    5.5 km (3.4 mi) depth
    |
    45 km (28 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 22 Dec 1989 18:46 UTC
    | M 1.7 |
    6.4 km (4 mi) depth
    |
    21 km (13 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 22 Dec 1989 17:23 UTC
    | M 2.1 |
    10.4 km (6.5 mi) depth
    |
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 22 Dec 1989 14:38 UTC
    | M 2.0 |
    1.9 km (1.2 mi) depth
    |
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 22 Dec 1989 04:30 UTC
    | M 1.4 |
    1.4 km (0.9 mi) depth
    |
    22 km (14 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 21 Dec 1989 18:42 UTC
    | M 1.7 |
    14.6 km (9.1 mi) depth
    |
    21 km (13 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 21 Dec 1989 15:43 UTC
    | M 2.2 |
    11.1 km (6.9 mi) depth
    |
    57 km (36 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 21 Dec 1989 14:39 UTC
    | M 2.1 |
    5.5 km (3.4 mi) depth
    |
    23 km (14 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 21 Dec 1989 10:21 UTC
    | M 1.2 |
    7 km (4.3 mi) depth
    |
    33 km (21 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 21 Dec 1989 10:19 UTC
    | M 2.1 |
    6.2 km (3.9 mi) depth
    |
    20 km (12 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 21 Dec 1989 03:54 UTC
    | M 1.2 |
    8.4 km (5.2 mi) depth
    |
    44 km (27 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 21 Dec 1989 03:07 UTC
    | M 1.8 |
    10.2 km (6.3 mi) depth
    |
    21 km (13 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 21 Dec 1989 01:52 UTC
    | M 1.2 |
    5.6 km (3.5 mi) depth
    |
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
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