Major magnitude 8.1 earthquake - Near the South Coast of Honshu, Japan, on Saturday, September 1, 1923 at 02:58 (GMT)

Major magnitude 8.1 earthquake - Near the South Coast of Honshu, Japan, on Saturday, September 1, 1923 at 02:58 (GMT)

Major magnitude 8.1 earthquake at 15 km depth

Date & time: Sep 1, 1923 02:58:35 UTC
Magnitude: 8.1
Depth: 15.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 35.413°N / 139.298°E (Japan)
Antipode: 35.413°S / 40.702°W
Nearest volcano: Hakone (32 km / 20 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
2 km (1 mi) NW of Isehara (pop: 103,400) --> See nearby quakes!
7 km (5 mi) WSW of Atsugi (pop: 229,200) --> See nearby quakes!
8 km (5 mi) NE of Hadano (pop: 174,300) --> See nearby quakes!
10 km (6 mi) NNW of Hiratsuka (pop: 259,100) --> See nearby quakes!
12 km (7 mi) SW of Zama (pop: 134,700) --> See nearby quakes!
13 km (8 mi) NW of Chigasaki (pop: 231,700) --> See nearby quakes!
16 km (10 mi) SW of Minamirinkan (pop: 224,000) --> See nearby quakes!
18 km (11 mi) WNW of Fujisawa (pop: 394,600) --> See nearby quakes!
32 km (20 mi) W of Yokohama (pop: 3,574,400) --> See nearby quakes!
47 km (29 mi) SW of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 8.9 x 1016 joules (24757 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2.1 x 107 tons of TNT or 1331.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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8.115 kmnear the south coast of Honshu, JapanUSGS
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (9 quakes)

Date and timeMag
May 23, 1925 02:09
97 years ago

15 km
Western Honshu, JapanMore
Aug 25, 1924 14:31
97 years ago

25 km
North Pacific Ocean, 105 km SE of Iwaki, Fukushima, JapanMore
Aug 17, 1924 01:45
97 years ago

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, 131 km E of Hasaki, Chōshi-shi, Chiba, JapanMore
Aug 14, 1924 23:27
97 years ago

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, 134 km E of Hitachi, Ibaraki, JapanMore
Aug 14, 1924 18:02
97 years ago

15 km
North Pacific Ocean, 69 km E of Kashima-shi, Ibaraki, JapanMore
Jan 14, 1924 20:50
98 years ago

15 km
2.1 km NW of Sayama, Saitama, JapanMore
Sep 26, 1923 08:23
98 years ago

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, 22 km SE of Shimoda, Prefectura de Shizuoka, JapanMore
Sep 2, 1923 02:46
98 years ago

15 km
Near the South Coast of Honshu, JapanMore
Sep 1, 1923 07:38
98 years ago

15 km
North Pacific Ocean, 10.1 km SE of Odawara, Kanagawa, JapanMore

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