Major magnitude 7.2 earthquake - Philippine Sea, 34 km south of Jino-shūri Island, Japan, on Saturday, April 17, 1948 at 16:11 (GMT)
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Major magnitude 7.2 earthquake at 15 km depth
Depth: 15.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 33.145°N / 135.706°E↗ (Philippine Sea, Japan)
Antipode: 33.145°S / 44.294°W↗
Nearby towns and cities:
70 km (44 mi) SSW of Shingu (pop: 31,600) --> See nearby quakes!
73 km (45 mi) SSE of Tanabe (pop: 69,600) --> See nearby quakes!
96 km (60 mi) SSE of Gobō (Gobo) (pop: 27,200) --> See nearby quakes!
130 km (81 mi) SSE of Minato (pop: 375,300) --> See nearby quakes!
131 km (81 mi) SSE of Wakayama (pop: 351,000) --> See nearby quakes!
147 km (91 mi) SE of Tokushima (pop: 267,300) --> See nearby quakes!
172 km (107 mi) S of Nara (pop: 367,400) --> See nearby quakes!
173 km (108 mi) S of Osaka (pop: 2,592,400) --> See nearby quakes!
179 km (111 mi) SSE of Kobe (pop: 1,528,500) --> See nearby quakes!
462 km (287 mi) SW 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||15 km||near the south coast of western Honshu, Japan||USGS|
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes)
|Date and time||Mag|
|Jul 7, 1948 02:19|
73 years ago
|Philippine Sea, 48 km SE of Jino-shūri Island, Japan||More|
|Jun 15, 1948 11:44|
74 years ago
|Shōbu-shima, 13 km SE of Tanabe, Wakayama, Japan||More|