Major magnitude 7.0 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 125 km southeast of Kamaishi, Iwate, Japan, on Monday, November 1, 1915 at 07:23 (GMT)

Major magnitude 7.0 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 125 km southeast of Kamaishi, Iwate, Japan, on Monday, November 1, 1915 at 07:23 (GMT)

Major magnitude 7.0 earthquake at 30 km depth

Date & time: Nov 1, 1915 07:23:53 UTC
Magnitude: 7
Depth: 30.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 38.594°N / 143.021°E (North Pacific Ocean, Japan)
Antipode: 38.594°S / 36.979°W
Nearest volcano: Kurikoma (197 km / 122 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
125 km (78 mi) ESE of Ofunato (pop: 35,400) --> See nearby quakes!
125 km (78 mi) SE of Kamaishi (pop: 43,100) --> See nearby quakes!
150 km (93 mi) SE of Miyako (pop: 51,700) --> See nearby quakes!
151 km (94 mi) E of Ishinomaki (pop: 117,200) --> See nearby quakes!
168 km (104 mi) E of Ichinoseki (pop: 63,000) --> See nearby quakes!
180 km (112 mi) E of Furukawa (pop: 76,300) --> See nearby quakes!
182 km (113 mi) ESE of Kitakami (pop: 93,900) --> See nearby quakes!
191 km (119 mi) ENE of Sendai (pop: 1,063,100) --> See nearby quakes!
438 km (272 mi) NE of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) --> See nearby quakes!
462 km (287 mi) NE of Yokohama (pop: 3,574,400) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1015 joules (554 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 4.8 x 105 tons of TNT or 29.8 atomic bombs!) More info
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7.030 kmoff the east coast of Honshu, JapanUSGS
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