Major magnitude 7.2 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 76 km northeast of Hachinohe, Aomori, Japan, on Saturday, February 10, 1945 at 04:57 (GMT)
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Major magnitude 7.2 earthquake at 59 km depth
Depth: 58.7 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 41.037°N / 142.06°E↗ (North Pacific Ocean, Japan)
Antipode: 41.037°S / 37.94°W↗
Nearest volcano: Mutsu-Hiuchi-dake (95 km / 59 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
69 km (43 mi) NE of Misawa (pop: 42,800) --> See nearby quakes!
76 km (47 mi) ESE of Mutsu (pop: 49,200) --> See nearby quakes!
76 km (47 mi) NE of Hachinohe (pop: 239,000) --> See nearby quakes!
114 km (71 mi) ENE of Aomori (pop: 298,400) --> See nearby quakes!
132 km (82 mi) ENE of Kuroishi (pop: 38,600) --> See nearby quakes!
138 km (86 mi) SE of Hakodate (pop: 275,700) --> See nearby quakes!
138 km (86 mi) ENE of Goshogawara (pop: 49,100) --> See nearby quakes!
142 km (89 mi) ENE of Hirosaki (pop: 175,000) --> See nearby quakes!
233 km (145 mi) SSE of Sapporo (pop: 1,883,000) --> See nearby quakes!
630 km (391 mi) NNE 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||59 km||Hokkaido, Japan region||USGS|
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quake)
- 18 Feb 1945 10:08 UTC| M 6.4 |22.5 km (14 mi) depth|93 km (58 mi) distance| USGS | Very strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 147 km east of Hachinohe, Aomori, Japan, on Sunday, February 18, 1945 at 10:08 (GMT)