Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - Philippines Sea, 140 km east of Nago, Okinawa, Japan, on Tuesday, 14 August 1945 at 12:10 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake  - Philippines Sea, 140 km east of Nago, Okinawa, Japan, on Tuesday, 14 August 1945 at 12:10 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.5 earthquake at 15 km depth

Date & time: 14 Aug 1945 12:10:50 UTC
Magnitude: 6.5
Depth: 15.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 26.673°N / 129.397°E (Philippines Sea, Japan)
Nearest volcano: Iwo-Tori-shima (177 km / 110 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
140 km (87 mi) E of Nago (pop: 59,600) --> See nearby quakes!
156 km (97 mi) ENE of Gushikawa (pop: 65,300) --> See nearby quakes!
156 km (97 mi) ENE of Katsuren-haebaru (Uruma) (pop: 34,200) --> See nearby quakes!
163 km (101 mi) ENE of Okinawa (pop: 125,500) --> See nearby quakes!
169 km (105 mi) ENE of Ginowan (pop: 91,800) --> See nearby quakes!
178 km (111 mi) ENE of Naha (pop: 300,800) --> See nearby quakes!
179 km (111 mi) ENE of Tomigusuku (pop: 55,700) --> See nearby quakes!
183 km (113 mi) ENE of Itoman (pop: 57,200) --> See nearby quakes!
189 km (117 mi) S of Naze (pop: 41,400) --> See nearby quakes!
1400 km (870 mi) SW 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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M 6.515 kmRyukyu Islands, JapanUSGS
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Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - Philippines Sea, 140 km east of Nago, Okinawa, Japan, on Tuesday, 14 August 1945 at 12:10 (GMT)
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