2006 Hawaii Earthquake

The 2006 Hawaii earthquake was an offshore earthquake occurring 21 kilometers (13 mi) southwest from Puakō and 21 km (13 mi) north of Kailua-Kona, Hawaiʻi, just offshore of the Kona Airport, on Sunday October 15, 2006 at 7:07:49 AM local time (17:07:49 (UTC)). It measured 6.7 on the moment magnitude scale, and was located at 19°49′12″N 156°01′37″W / 19.820°N 156.027°W / 19.820; -156.027, at a depth of 29 km (18 mi). It produced several aftershocks, including one that measured a magnitude of 6.0 seven minutes after the main shock. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center measured a four-inch (102 mm) tsunami on the coast of the Big Island.

Modified Mercalli Intensity was measured at Force VII-VIII on the western side of the island of Hawaii, and Force VI on eastern Maui. Force V shaking intensity was felt all the way to Oahu, where patches of moderate damage were reported.

The earthquake caused property damage, injuries, landslides, power outages, and airport delays and closures. Governor Linda Lingle issued a disaster declaration for the entire state.

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