Very strong mag. 6.7 earthquake - 40 km southeast of Kamaishi, Iwate, Japan, on Tuesday, November 19, 1940 at 15:01 GMT
Quake Data | Interactive map | User Reports | Aftershocks | Earlier quakes here | Quakes in Japan | Iwate | Honshu-miyagi-ken | Tokyo
Very strong magnitude 6.7 earthquake at 44 km depth
Depth: 44.2 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 38.996°N / 142.152°E (North Pacific Ocean, Japan)
Antipode: 38.996°S / 37.848°W
Nearest volcano: Yakeishi (115 km / 71 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
39 km (24 mi) ESE of Ofunato (pop: 35,400) --> See nearby quakes!
40 km (25 mi) SE of Kamaishi (pop: 43,100) --> See nearby quakes!
47 km (29 mi) SSE of Ōtsuchi (Kamihei-gun) (pop: 16,500) --> See nearby quakes!
75 km (46 mi) SSE of Miyako (pop: 51,700) --> See nearby quakes!
89 km (55 mi) E of Ichinoseki (pop: 63,000) --> See nearby quakes!
89 km (55 mi) E of Mizusawa (pop: 61,300) --> See nearby quakes!
95 km (59 mi) ESE of Kitakami (pop: 93,900) --> See nearby quakes!
98 km (61 mi) NE of Ishinomaki (pop: 117,200) --> See nearby quakes!
138 km (86 mi) NE of Sendai (pop: 1,063,100) --> See nearby quakes!
427 km (265 mi) NNE 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!) | about seismic energy
Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies
Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
|6.7||44 km||near the east coast of Honshu, Japan||USGS|
User reports for this quake
User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (0 quake)
So far, no aftershocks have been registered.