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3.6M earthquake in Volcanoes National Park

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A minor earthquake occurred at 7:21:07 PM (HST) on Monday, December 14, 2009 .
The magnitude 3.6 event occurred 6 km (4 miles) N of Ka`ena Point.
The hypocentral depth is 9 km ( 6 miles).

Magnitude 3.6 – duration magnitude (Md)
Time Monday, December 14, 2009 at 7:21:07 PM (HST)
Tuesday, December 15, 2009 at 5:21:07 (UTC)
Distance from

  • Ka`ena Point – 6 km (4 miles) N (3 degrees)
  • Pu`u `O`o Crater – 7 km (4 miles) SSW (200 degrees)
  • Volcano – 16 km (10 miles) SE (135 degrees)
  • Hilo – 44 km (28 miles) S (186 degrees)

Coordinates 19 deg. 19.9 min. N (19.331N), 155 deg. 7.9 min. W (155.131W)
Depth 8.9 km (5.5 miles)

More info: tux.wr.usgs.gov/Quakes/hv00036…

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