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Very strong mag. 6.9 earthquake - 112 km northeast of Naze, Amami Shi, Kagoshima, Japan, on Monday, Nov 5, 1923 at 9:28 pm (GMT +0)

Very strong mag. 6.9 earthquake - 112 km northeast of Naze, Amami Shi, Kagoshima, Japan, on Monday, Nov 5, 1923 at 9:28 pm (GMT +0) Very strong mag. 6.9 earthquake - 112 km northeast of Naze, Amami Shi, Kagoshima, Japan, on Monday, Nov 5, 1923 at 9:28 pm (GMT +0)

Very strong magnitude 6.9 earthquake at 35 km depth

Date & time: Nov 5, 1923 21:28:02 UTC
Local time at epicenter: Monday, Nov 5, 1923 at 9:28 pm (GMT +0)
Magnitude: 6.9
Depth: 35.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 29.111°N / 130.262°E (East China Sea, Japan)
Antipode: 29.111°S / 49.738°W
Nearest volcano: Akuseki-jima (75 km / 47 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
112 km (70 mi) NE of Naze (pop: 41,400) --> See nearby quakes!
194 km (121 mi) SSW of Nishinoomote (pop: 17,800) --> See nearby quakes!
239 km (149 mi) S of Ibusuki (pop: 29,700) --> See nearby quakes!
259 km (161 mi) SSW of Kanoya (pop: 82,300) --> See nearby quakes!
275 km (171 mi) S of Kagoshima (pop: 555,400) --> See nearby quakes!
296 km (184 mi) S of Kokubu-matsuki (pop: 57,900) --> See nearby quakes!
296 km (184 mi) SSW of Nichinan (pop: 44,200) --> See nearby quakes!
302 km (187 mi) SSW of Miyakonojō (pop: 131,000) --> See nearby quakes!
331 km (206 mi) SSW of Miyazaki (pop: 311,200) --> See nearby quakes!
410 km (255 mi) NE of Naha (pop: 300,800) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
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!) | about seismic energy
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Mag.DepthLocationSource
6.935 kmRyukyu Islands, JapanUSGS
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