October 15, 2006

USGS details of the October 15, 2006 Earthquake - Hawaii

FYI, some info from the USGS regarding today's 6.6 Earthquake that was centered on the Big Island of Hawaii... USGS, National Earthquake Information Center --  A strong earthquake occurred about 10 miles (15 km) north-northwest of Kailua Kona or 65 miles (100 km) west of Hilo, Hawai`i at 11:07 AM MDT, Oct 15, 2006 (7:07 AM HST in Hawaii). The magnitude and location may be revised when additional data and further analysis results are available. No reports of damage or casualties have been received at this time; however, this earthquake may have caused damage due to its location and size.
Magnitude 6.6
Date-Time Sunday, October 15, 2006 at 17:07:49 (UTC)
= Coordinated Universal Time
Sunday, October 15, 2006 at 7:07:49 AM
Location 19.878°N, 155.935°W
Depth 38.9 km (24.2 miles) set by location program
Distances 10 km (6 miles) SW (231°) from Puako, HI
16 km (10 miles) WSW (245°) from Waikoloa Village, HI
19 km (12 miles) NNE (23°) from Kalaoa, HI
91 km (56 miles) WNW (282°) from Hilo, HI
253 km (157 miles) SE (129°) from Honolulu, HI

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