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Major magnitude 7.5 earthquake - 180 km east of Miyako, Iwate, Japan, on Friday, August 9, 1901 at 18:33 GMT

Major magnitude 7.5 earthquake - 180 km east of Miyako, Iwate, Japan, on Friday, August 9, 1901 at 18:33 GMT Major magnitude 7.5 earthquake - 180 km east of Miyako, Iwate, Japan, on Friday, August 9, 1901 at 18:33 GMT

Major magnitude 7.5 earthquake at 0 km depth

Date & time: Aug 9, 1901 18:33:00 UTC
Magnitude: 7.5
Depth: 0.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 40°N / 144°E (North Pacific Ocean, Japan)
Antipode: 40°S / 36°W
Nearest volcano: Osore-yama (246 km / 153 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
180 km (112 mi) ENE of Miyako (pop: 51,700) --> See nearby quakes!
185 km (115 mi) ENE of Yamada (Shimohei-gun) (pop: 20,100) --> See nearby quakes!
193 km (120 mi) ENE of Ōtsuchi (Kamihei-gun) (pop: 16,500) --> See nearby quakes!
200 km (124 mi) ENE of Kamaishi (pop: 43,100) --> See nearby quakes!
219 km (136 mi) ESE of Hachinohe (pop: 239,000) --> See nearby quakes!
246 km (153 mi) E of Morioka (pop: 295,200) --> See nearby quakes!
259 km (161 mi) ENE of Kitakami (pop: 93,900) --> See nearby quakes!
291 km (181 mi) ESE of Aomori (pop: 298,400) --> See nearby quakes!
406 km (252 mi) SE of Sapporo (pop: 1,883,000) --> See nearby quakes!
611 km (379 mi) NE of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.1 x 1016 joules (3117 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2.7 x 106 tons of TNT or 167.6 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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7.50 kmoff the east coast of Honshu, JapanUSGS
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