Major magnitude 6.7 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 75 km southeast of Hitachi, Ibaraki, Japan, on Sunday, November 15, 1942 at 17:12 (GMT)

Major magnitude 6.7 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 75 km southeast of Hitachi, Ibaraki, Japan, on Sunday, November 15, 1942 at 17:12 (GMT)

Major magnitude 6.7 earthquake at 15 km depth

Date & time: Nov 15, 1942 17:12:01 UTC
Magnitude: 6.7
Depth: 15.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 36.293°N / 141.395°E (North Pacific Ocean, Japan)
Antipode: 36.293°S / 38.605°W
Nearest volcano: Nasu (157 km / 98 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
73 km (45 mi) E of Ōarai (Higashiibaraki-gun) (pop: 19,300) --> See nearby quakes!
75 km (47 mi) ESE of Hitachi (pop: 186,300) --> See nearby quakes!
77 km (48 mi) ENE of Kashima-shi (pop: 65,800) --> See nearby quakes!
78 km (48 mi) E of Katsuta (pop: 156,000) --> See nearby quakes!
78 km (48 mi) E of Hitachi-Naka (pop: 156,800) --> See nearby quakes!
85 km (53 mi) E of Mito (pop: 246,500) --> See nearby quakes!
92 km (57 mi) ENE of Katori-shi (pop: 83,200) --> See nearby quakes!
96 km (60 mi) SSE of Iwaki (pop: 357,300) --> See nearby quakes!
167 km (104 mi) ENE of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) --> See nearby quakes!
184 km (114 mi) ENE of Yokohama (pop: 3,574,400) --> 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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6.715 kmnear the east coast of Honshu, JapanUSGS
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