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Strong mag. 6.7 earthquake - Off East Coast of Honshu, Japan on Monday, 16 February 2015

Very strong mag. 6.7 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 87 km east of Miyako, Iwate, Japan, on Monday, February 16, 2015 at 23:06 GMT

Very strong mag. 6.7 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 87 km east of Miyako, Iwate, Japan, on Monday, February 16, 2015 at 23:06 GMT

Very strong magnitude 6.7 earthquake at 24 km depth

16 Feb 23:13 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 7 minutes.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 24.0 km.
Date & time: Feb 16, 2015 23:06:28 UTC
Magnitude: 6.7
Depth: 24.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 39.85°N / 142.92°E (North Pacific Ocean, Japan)
Antipode: 39.85°S / 37.08°W
Nearest volcano: Osore-yama (197 km / 122 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
87 km (54 mi) ENE of Miyako (pop: 51,700) --> See nearby quakes!
93 km (58 mi) ENE of Yamada (Shimohei-gun) (pop: 20,100) --> See nearby quakes!
110 km (69 mi) NE of Kamaishi (pop: 43,100) --> See nearby quakes!
141 km (87 mi) ESE of Hachinohe (pop: 239,000) --> See nearby quakes!
152 km (95 mi) E of Morioka (pop: 295,200) --> See nearby quakes!
163 km (101 mi) ENE of Hanamaki (pop: 73,100) --> See nearby quakes!
167 km (104 mi) ENE of Kitakami (pop: 93,900) --> See nearby quakes!
173 km (107 mi) ENE of Mizusawa (pop: 61,300) --> See nearby quakes!
381 km (237 mi) SSE of Sapporo (pop: 1,883,000) --> See nearby quakes!
543 km (337 mi) NNE of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) --> See nearby quakes!
388 km (241 mi) SE of Okushiri Island (pop: 3,340) --> See nearby quakes!
398 km (248 mi) S of Hokkaido Island (pop: 5,500,000) --> See nearby quakes!
441 km (274 mi) ENE of Sado Island (pop: 55,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
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!) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
6.724 kmNear East Coast of Honshu, JapanGFZ
6.815 km NEAR EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPANEMSC
6.723 km83km ENE of Miyako, JapanUSGS
6.723 kmENE of Miyako, JapanGeoAu

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Misses / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Sapporo (Japan, 378 km NW of epicenter) : Les vibrations étaient très faibles. Ma lampe de plafond a légèrement bougé mais rien d'autre à signaler. (reported through EMSC)  
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (55 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Aug 6, 2015 09:33
7 years ago
4.7

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, 229 km E of Morioka, Iwate, JapanMore
Aug 2, 2015 13:22
7 years ago
4.5

40 km
North Pacific Ocean, 64 km NE of Miyako, Iwate, JapanMore
Jul 22, 2015 08:13
7 years ago
4.5

15 km
North Pacific Ocean, 210 km E of Morioka, Iwate, JapanMore
Jul 15, 2015 08:08
7 years ago
4.8

25 km
North Pacific Ocean, 81 km NE of Miyako, Iwate, JapanMore
Jul 9, 2015 08:27
7 years ago
5.3

50 km
North Pacific Ocean, 68 km NE of Miyako, Iwate, JapanMore
Jul 5, 2015 10:41
7 years ago
4.8

51 km
North Pacific Ocean, 58 km SE of Ofunato, Ōfunato-shi, Iwate, JapanMore
Jun 22, 2015 02:17
7 years ago
4.9

50 km
North Pacific Ocean, 60 km SE of Ofunato, Ōfunato-shi, Iwate, JapanMore
Jun 12, 2015 20:56
7 years ago
4.9

53 km
North Pacific Ocean, 50 km SE of Kamaishi, Iwate, JapanMore
Jun 11, 2015 05:30
7 years ago
4.9

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, 195 km E of Morioka, Iwate, JapanMore
Jun 11, 2015 04:56
7 years ago
5.2

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, 113 km E of Miyako, Iwate, JapanMore
Jun 11, 2015 04:51
7 years ago
5.5

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, 123 km E of Miyako, Iwate, JapanMore
Jun 11, 2015 04:45
7 years ago
5.5

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, 122 km E of Miyako, Iwate, JapanMore
Jun 10, 2015 08:44
7 years ago
4.8

12 km
North Pacific Ocean, 236 km E of Morioka, Iwate, JapanMore
Jun 10, 2015 08:33
7 years ago
5.6

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, 123 km E of Miyako, Iwate, JapanMore
Jun 1, 2015 15:51
7 years ago
4.6

31 km
North Pacific Ocean, 181 km E of Morioka, Iwate, JapanMore
May 19, 2015 17:17
7 years ago
4.5

60 km
North Pacific Ocean, 35 km SE of Ofunato, Ōfunato-shi, Iwate, JapanMore
May 16, 2015 21:41
7 years ago
4.3

35 km
23 km NW of Miyako, Iwate, JapanMore
May 12, 2015 21:13
7 years ago - felt
6.8

53 km
North Pacific Ocean, 25 km SE of Ofunato, Ōfunato-shi, Iwate, JapanMore
May 4, 2015 17:04
7 years ago
4.1

46 km
North Pacific Ocean, 238 km E of Morioka, Iwate, JapanMore
May 1, 2015 17:47
7 years ago
4.5

38 km
North Pacific Ocean, 148 km E of Hachinohe, Aomori, JapanMore
May 1, 2015 16:56
7 years ago
4.7

39 km
North Pacific Ocean, 143 km NE of Hachinohe, Aomori, JapanMore
Apr 29, 2015 16:09
7 years ago
5.3

39 km
North Pacific Ocean, 85 km NE of Miyako, Iwate, JapanMore
Apr 15, 2015 19:54
7 years ago
5.0

2 km
North Pacific Ocean, 214 km E of Morioka, Iwate, JapanMore
Apr 13, 2015 18:51
7 years ago
4.8

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, 210 km E of Morioka, Iwate, JapanMore
Apr 13, 2015 08:23
7 years ago
4.6

70 km
North Pacific Ocean, 78 km NE of Miyako, Iwate, JapanMore
Apr 1, 2015 18:44
7 years ago
4.4

37 km
North Pacific Ocean, 177 km NE of Morioka, Iwate, JapanMore
Mar 27, 2015 03:21
7 years ago
4.5

32 km
North Pacific Ocean, 237 km E of Morioka, Iwate, JapanMore
Mar 23, 2015 13:56
7 years ago
4.5

56 km
North Pacific Ocean, 15 km E of Miyako, Iwate, JapanMore
Mar 19, 2015 23:30
7 years ago
4.7

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, 201 km E of Morioka, Iwate, JapanMore
Mar 19, 2015 17:27
7 years ago
4.3

36 km
North Pacific Ocean, 212 km E of Morioka, Iwate, JapanMore
Mar 18, 2015 21:08
7 years ago
4.5

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, 240 km E of Morioka, Iwate, JapanMore
Mar 8, 2015 10:35
7 years ago
4.7

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, 203 km E of Morioka, Iwate, JapanMore
Mar 7, 2015 23:16
7 years ago
4.4

56 km
North Pacific Ocean, 87 km E of Hachinohe, Aomori, JapanMore
Mar 5, 2015 07:30
7 years ago
4.6

30 km
North Pacific Ocean, 193 km E of Morioka, Iwate, JapanMore
Feb 25, 2015 10:32
7 years ago
4.8

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, 197 km E of Morioka, Iwate, JapanMore
Feb 24, 2015 02:28
7 years ago
5.7

22 km
North Pacific Ocean, 109 km E of Miyako, Iwate, JapanMore
Feb 23, 2015 01:37
7 years ago
4.7

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, 247 km E of Morioka, Iwate, JapanMore
Feb 22, 2015 19:43
7 years ago
5.2

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, 118 km E of Miyako, Iwate, JapanMore
Feb 22, 2015 02:53
7 years ago
5.2

2 km
North Pacific Ocean, 215 km E of Morioka, Iwate, JapanMore
Feb 21, 2015 10:13
7 years ago
6.0

19 km
North Pacific Ocean, 131 km E of Miyako, Iwate, JapanMore
Feb 21, 2015 03:42
7 years ago
4.6

2 km
North Pacific Ocean, 228 km E of Morioka, Iwate, JapanMore
Feb 20, 2015 23:56
7 years ago
4.9

19 km
North Pacific Ocean, 260 km E of Morioka, Iwate, JapanMore
Feb 20, 2015 21:05
7 years ago
4.8

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, 213 km E of Morioka, Iwate, JapanMore
Feb 20, 2015 12:56
7 years ago
4.1

30 km
North Pacific Ocean, 205 km E of Morioka, Iwate, JapanMore
Feb 20, 2015 11:09
7 years ago
4.6

3 km
North Pacific Ocean, 64 km NE of Miyako, Iwate, JapanMore
Feb 20, 2015 09:46
7 years ago
4.5

30 km
North Pacific Ocean, 240 km E of Morioka, Iwate, JapanMore
Feb 20, 2015 04:25
7 years ago
6.3

16 km
North Pacific Ocean, 141 km E of Miyako, Iwate, JapanMore
Feb 20, 2015 03:52
7 years ago
4.3

40 km
North Pacific Ocean, 214 km E of Morioka, Iwate, JapanMore
Feb 17, 2015 18:35
7 years ago
4.3

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, 186 km E of Morioka, Iwate, JapanMore
Feb 17, 2015 16:33
7 years ago
5.4

17 km
North Pacific Ocean, 135 km E of Miyako, Iwate, JapanMore
Feb 17, 2015 04:46
7 years ago
5.7

51 km
North Pacific Ocean, 49 km N of Miyako, Iwate, JapanMore
Feb 17, 2015 02:45
7 years ago
4.3

30 km
North Pacific Ocean, 212 km E of Morioka, Iwate, JapanMore
Feb 17, 2015 02:29
7 years ago
4.9

30 km
North Pacific Ocean, 176 km E of Morioka, Iwate, JapanMore
Feb 17, 2015 01:15
7 years ago
4.6

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, 86 km E of Miyako, Iwate, JapanMore
Feb 17, 2015 00:50
7 years ago
4.7

9 km
North Pacific Ocean, 175 km E of Morioka, Iwate, JapanMore
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