Very strong mag. 6.7 earthquake - 8.7 km south of Nobeoka, Miyazaki, Japan, on Monday, 20 March 1939 at 03:22 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.7 earthquake at 25 km depth
Date & time: 20 Mar 1939 03:22:27 UTC
Depth: 25.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 32.508°N / 131.692°E (Japan)
Nearest volcano: Aso (69 km / 43 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
9 km (5 mi) SSE of Nobeoka (pop: 121,900) --> See nearby quakes!
45 km (28 mi) NNE of Takanabe (Kōyu-gun) (pop: 22,500) --> See nearby quakes!
53 km (33 mi) SSW of Saiki (pop: 49,100) --> See nearby quakes!
53 km (33 mi) NNE of Tsuma (Saito-shi) (pop: 34,300) --> See nearby quakes!
81 km (50 mi) S of Ōita (pop: 448,900) --> See nearby quakes!
82 km (51 mi) S of Tsurusaki (pop: 77,000) --> See nearby quakes!
88 km (54 mi) SSE of Beppu (pop: 125,100) --> See nearby quakes!
99 km (62 mi) ESE of Kumamoto (pop: 680,400) --> See nearby quakes!
170 km (106 mi) SE of Fukuoka (pop: 1,392,300) --> See nearby quakes!
817 km (508 mi) WSW of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 7.1 x 1014 joules (197 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1.7 x 105 tons of TNT or 10.6 atomic bombs!) More info
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