Strong mag. 6.9 earthquake - Ryukyu Islands, Japan, on Monday, 5 November 1923 at 21:28 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.9 earthquake  - Ryukyu Islands, Japan, on Monday, 5 November 1923 at 21:28 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.9 earthquake at 35 km depth

Date & time: 5 Nov 1923 09:28:02 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 6.9
Depth: 35.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 29.111°N / 130.262°E (Japan)
Nearest volcano: Akuseki-jima (75 km / 47 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
112 km (70 mi) NE of Naze (Amami, Kagoshima) (pop: 41,400)
127 km (79 mi) S of Yudomari (Kumage District, Kagoshima) (pop: 2,030)
149 km (93 mi) S of Miyanoura (Kumage District, Kagoshima) (pop: 6,540)
194 km (121 mi) SW of Nishinoomote (Kagoshima) (pop: 17,800)
259 km (161 mi) SW of Kanoya (Kagoshima) (pop: 82,300)
275 km (171 mi) S of Kagoshima (pop: 555,400)
676 km (420 mi) S of Busan (South Korea) (pop: 3,678,600)
1148 km (713 mi) SW of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 1.4 x 1015 joules (392 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 3.4 x 105 tons of TNT or 21.1 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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M 6.935 kmRyukyu Islands, JapanUSGS
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