Strong mag. 6.8 earthquake - Ryukyu Islands, Japan, on Saturday, 3 November 1923 at 16:19 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.8 earthquake  - Ryukyu Islands, Japan, on Saturday, 3 November 1923 at 16:19 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.8 earthquake at 35 km depth

Date & time: 3 Nov 1923 04:19:23 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 6.8
Depth: 35.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 28.99°N / 129.973°E (Japan)
Nearest volcano: Akuseki-jima (64 km / 40 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
84 km (52 mi) NE of Naze (pop: 41,400)
170 km (106 mi) SSW of Miyanoura (Kumage District) (pop: 6,540)
218 km (135 mi) SSW of Nishinoomote (pop: 17,800)
255 km (159 mi) S of Makurazaki (pop: 25,000)
258 km (160 mi) SSW of Ibusuki (pop: 29,700)
279 km (174 mi) SSW of Kanoya (pop: 82,300)
514 km (320 mi) S of Fukuoka (pop: 1,392,300)
1178 km (732 mi) SW of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 1 x 1015 joules (278 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2.4 x 105 tons of TNT or 14.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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M 6.835 kmRyukyu Islands, JapanUSGS
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