Major magnitude 7.2 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 63 km east of Kasakai-jima Island, Japan, on Monday, November 2, 1936 at 20:45 (GMT)
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Major magnitude 7.2 earthquake at 35 km depth
Depth: 35.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 38.236°N / 142.276°E↗ (North Pacific Ocean, Japan)
Antipode: 38.236°S / 37.724°W↗
Nearest volcano: Adachi (142 km / 88 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
88 km (54 mi) ESE of Ishinomaki (pop: 117,200) --> See nearby quakes!
95 km (59 mi) ESE of Yamoto (Higashimatsushima) (pop: 32,000) --> See nearby quakes!
109 km (68 mi) E of Shiogama (pop: 59,500) --> See nearby quakes!
121 km (75 mi) ESE of Furukawa (pop: 76,300) --> See nearby quakes!
123 km (77 mi) E of Sendai (pop: 1,063,100) --> See nearby quakes!
125 km (78 mi) SE of Ichinoseki (pop: 63,000) --> See nearby quakes!
167 km (104 mi) E of Yamagata (pop: 254,500) --> See nearby quakes!
168 km (104 mi) ENE of Fukushima (pop: 294,200) --> See nearby quakes!
190 km (118 mi) SSE of Morioka (pop: 295,200) --> See nearby quakes!
365 km (227 mi) NE of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 4 x 1015 joules (1106 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 9.5 x 105 tons of TNT or 59.5 atomic bombs!) More info
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|7.2||35 km||near the east coast of Honshu, Japan||USGS|
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quake)
- 26 Jul 1937 19:56 UTC| M 6.6 |35 km (21.7 mi) depth|38 km (24 mi) distance| USGS | Very strong mag. 6.6 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 25 km east of Kasakai-jima Island, Japan, on Monday, July 26, 1937 at 19:56 (GMT)