Very strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - Philippines Sea, 18 km southwest of Tanabe, Wakayama, Japan, on Tuesday, 11 January 1938 at 15:12 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.5 earthquake at 25 km depth
Depth: 25.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 33.633°N / 135.208°E (Philippines Sea, Japan)
Nearest volcano: Takara (192 km / 119 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
18 km (11 mi) SW of Tanabe (pop: 69,600) --> See nearby quakes!
28 km (17 mi) S of Gobō (Gobo) (pop: 27,200) --> See nearby quakes!
58 km (36 mi) S of Kainan (pop: 43,400) --> See nearby quakes!
60 km (38 mi) ESE of Anan (pop: 55,400) --> See nearby quakes!
65 km (40 mi) S of Minato (pop: 375,300) --> See nearby quakes!
69 km (43 mi) S of Iwade (pop: 55,600) --> See nearby quakes!
88 km (55 mi) S of Izumisano (pop: 100,600) --> See nearby quakes!
94 km (58 mi) S of Kishiwada (pop: 205,600) --> See nearby quakes!
121 km (75 mi) SSW of Osaka (pop: 2,592,400) --> See nearby quakes!
470 km (292 mi) WSW of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 3.5 x 1014 joules (98.6 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 84802 tons of TNT or 5.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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|6.5||25 km||near the south coast of western Honshu, Japan||USGS|
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